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
John S. Coffman (1848–1899)

John S. Coffman, Bible School Hymns and Sacred Songs, edited by Christian H. Brunk (Elkhart, Indiana: Mennonite Publishing, 1883), page 49.

Barr John S. Coffman, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc) Note: Though the tune was published by 1883, the harmonization in this version is from an 1890 hymnal.

O, weary wanderer,
Thy Savior bids thee come;
Thou long in sin hast loved to roam,
But still He loves thee—come.

Think of thy Father’s house today,
Think of its plenteous store;
Think of thy sinful, wandering way,
Then come, and roam no more.

Poor prodigal, come home and rest,
Come and be reconciled;
Thy Father’ll clasp thee to His breast—
He loves His wandering child.