Scripture Verse

I will arise and go to my father.@Luke 15:18

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by I. Al­lan San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 43.

Music: San Ma­teo Ira D. San­key, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

I come, O gracious Lord,
I can no longer stay;
Thy gentle voice from paths of sin
Is calling me away.
I come, as Thou hast said,
With all my sins to Thee,
And lay my burden at the cross,
Where Thou hast died for me.

No refuge, Lord, have I,
And whither should I go,
But unto Thee, whose cleansing blood
Can make me white as snow?
Thy mercy, Lord, I plead,
And look to Thee alone;
Wilt thou not take me as I am,
And make me all Thine own?

Heal Thou my broken heart,
For I Thy voice have heard;
I seek the shelter of Thy love,
And rest upon Thy word;
I come, I yield at last—
And give my wanderings o’er;
O cleanse me by Thy precious blood,
And keep me evermore.