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

Introduction

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Alfred H. Ackley
1887–1960

Words: Al­fred H. Ack­ley, 1917.

Music: Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Bentley D. Ackley
1872–1958

Lyrics

Vile and sin­ful tho’ my heart may be,
Fully trust­ing Lord, I come to Thee;
Thou hast pow’r to cleanse and make me free,
I am com­ing home.

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Coming home, com­ing home,
No long­er in the path of sin to roam;
I’m com­ing home, com­ing home,
Lord Je­sus, I am com­ing home.

Like a fa­ther seeks a way­ward child,
Thou hast sought me o’er the de­sert wild,
Sick and help­less, by my sin de­filed,
I am com­ing home.

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Pleading ten­der­ly, His voice I hear,
Why should I re­fuse a friend so dear?
He will take away my guilt and fear,
I am com­ing home.

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Precious blood of Je­sus, may its flow
Cleanse from ev­il, wash me white as snow;
There is hope alone in Thee, I know,
I am com­ing home.

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Tell my mo­ther what her boy has done,
God has spok­en to her way­ward son;
To be faith­ful till my crown is won,
I am com­ing home.

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