Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Light in the Val­ley (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1898), num­ber 82, alt.

Music: Car­cas­sonne George C. Hugg, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Oat­man or Hugg, would you ?

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Lyrics

Long have I wandered afar from my Lord,
Now I am coming home;
Longing to be to His favor restored,
Now I am coming home.

Refrain

Yes, I am coming, dear Lord, I’m coming,
Just now I’m coming home;
Yes, I am coming, dear Lord, I’m coming,
Just now I’m coming home.

Tired of the world with its folly and sin,
Now I am coming home;
Knowing the Savior will welcome me in,
Now I am coming home.

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Knowing my Savior can give me His rest,
Now I am coming home;
Longing to anchor my soul on His breast,
Now I am coming home.

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Humbly I crave but a poor servant’s place,
Now I am coming home;
Only desiring to taste of His grace,
Now I am coming home.

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O, bless the Lord, my dear Savior I see,
Now I am coming home;
Waiting to welcome a sinner like me,
Now I am coming home.

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