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

Mabel C. Frost, in Gospel Hymns No. 4, by Ira Sankey et al. (New York: John Church/Biglow & Main, 1881), number 8.

Ira D. Sankey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908)

O soul in the far away country,
Aweary, and famished, and sad,
There’s rest in the home of the Father,
His welcome will make thy heart glad.

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Come, come, prodigal, come,
And wander no longer afar from home;
Come, come, prodigal, come,
A welcome awaits in thy Father’s home.

Arise! and come back to thy Father,
He’ll meet thee while yet on the way;
Assured of His tender compassion,
O why wilt thou longer delay?

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Although thou hast sinned against Heaven,
And weak and unworthy may be;
He offers thee full restoration,
And pardon abundant and free.

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