Scripture Verse

I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against Heaven and you. Luke 15:18


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1896.

Music: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

Anthony J. Showalter (1858–1924)


Like a wayward child I wandered
From my Fa­ther’s house away,
But I hear His voice entreating,
And I’m coming home today.


Coming, coming home,
Coming, coming home,
For I can no longer roam;
I am sad and broken hearted,
And I’m coming, coming home!

I have wandered in the darkness,
And my path was lone and drear,
But my Fa­ther did not leave me,
He was watching ever near.


O the rapture that awaits me
When I reach my Fa­ther’s door!
Once within its blest enclosure,
I am safe for­ev­er­more.


I will ask Him to forgive me
For the wrong that I have done,
To receive, accept and bless me,
Through His well belovèd Son.