Scripture Verse

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee. Luke 15:18


Words: J. P. Dim­mitt, 1887.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Dim­mitt’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


We have wan­dered far away
From our Fa­ther’s home,
In the dark and drea­ry paths of sin;
But we hear our Sav­ior’s voice
Calling us to come,
And at once a bet­ter life begin.


We are com­ing home,
We are com­ing home,
Coming home to­day;
We have heard Thy lov­ing voice,
Blessèd Sav­ior, and re­joice;
We are com­ing home to­day.

We are com­ing now by faith,
By the Spir­it led,
We are com­ing with our hearts to Thee;
We are trust­ing in the blood
Tthat for us was shed,
And the Ho­ly Spir­it sets us free.


We have kin­dred gone before,
To the hea­ven­ly home,
And they draw us by the chords of love;
They are call­ing us to­day,
Calling us to come,
To the hap­py, hap­py home above.