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 their pho­tos, would you ?


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.