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
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & Hu­bert P. Main (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), num­ber 59.

Charles H. Gab­ri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

I have heard the welcome story
Of redemption, full and free;
I have wandered, O my Father,
But Thy child I long to be.

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I am coming home to Thee,
Coming home to Thee;
I have heard the invitation,
And I’m coming home to Thee,
I am coming home to Thee,
Coming home to Thee;
I have heard the invitation,
And I’m coming home to Thee.

I have heard the welcome story
And it makes my heart rejoice;
I have heard the gentle pleading
Of the Spirit’s warning voice.

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I am coming, gladly coming,
For I can no longer stay
From Thy loving arms of mercy,
And Thy precious fold, away.

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