Scripture Verse

The younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. Luke 15:13


Words: W. C. Mc­Con­nell, in The Harp of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Dale & H. A. R. Hor­ton (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: W. T. Dale, 1911), num­ber 15.

Music: H. A. R. Ho­rton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mc­Con­nell or Hor­ton’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Drifting away from God today,
Out in the world to roam;
How sad the heart will ev­er be,
The heart that once was pure and free,
But wan­der­ing now alone.


Drifting away, drift­ing away,
Drifting, yes, drift­ing away,
Drifting away, away from God.

Drifting away from God to­day,
From mo­ther, home and friend,
Thro’ stor­my winds that blast and blight;
O’er de­sert sands and mount­ain height,
Unto a bit­ter end.


Drifting away from God to­day,
Far o’er the sea of sin;
Oh! who will guide your foot­steps sure,
And who will make your soul se­cure?
’Tis God who dwells with­in.