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
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James Rowe (1865-1933)

James Rowe, in Joyful Praise, by Charles H. Gabriel (Cincinnati, Ohio: Jennings & Graham, 1902), number 1.

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

From my Father’s home I wandered,
For my feet were prone to stray,
But my Savior sought and found me,
And I’m homeward bound today.

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Homeward bound,
I’m homeward bound today;
I’m homeward bound,
Praising Jesus all the way.

I was lost in sin’s dark valley,
Following the downward way,
But my Savior saw my danger,
And I’m homeward bound today.

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I was sin-stained, I was weeping,
But my stains are washed away;
And, rejoicing in my Savior,
I am homeward bound today.

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