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

Introduction

Words: J. P. Dim­mitt, 1887.

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

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portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain