Scripture Verse

I trust in Your unfailing love. Psalm 13:5

Introduction

Words: Charles A. Par­ker, in Har­vest Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert H. Cole­man (Dal­las, Tex­as: Ro­bert H. Co­leman, 1924), num­ber 4.

Music: Quin­ni­pi­ac George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
George C. Stebbins
1846–1945

Lyrics

I was lost and madly wand’ring,
Farther, farther did I roam,
When I heard a sweet voice calling:
Child of Mine, come home, come home!

Oh, the love divine that sought me,
Love that would not let me go;
Love surpassing that of mother,
Calling me from sin and woe.

Yet I heeded not the message,
Tho’ it deeply touched my heart;
In my sin I still found pleasure,
E’en while aching from its smart.

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Still He called me—softly called me,
Followed me far o’er the wild;
Day by day I heard Him calling,
Oh! come home, come home, My child.

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Thus He sought me, wooed and won me,
As a lover woos his bride;
Now with Him I’m safe abiding,
Walking closely by His side.

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