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
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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.

Refrain

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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