Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Brown Row­land, 1916.

Music: Sam­u­el W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rowland (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Samuel W. Beazley
1873–1944

Lyrics

You have wandered far on the desert lone,
And you face an awful fate,
For a storm is near, and the night comes on—
Take the home-path ere too late.

Refrain

Take the home-path, take the home-path,
Night is coming, do not wait;
Take the home-path, take the home-path,
Take the home-path ere too late.

You have been allured from the peaceful way
By your soul’s relentless foe;
Let the Savior true take your hand today,
For He knows the way to go.

Refrain

While the chance is yours turn your back to sin,
Seeking pardon, humbly bow;
You’ve a soul to save and a crown to win,
And the time to start is now.

Refrain