Scripture Verse

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place. Proverbs 27:8


Aldine S. Kieffer

Words: Charles M. Hott, in Sweet Fields of Eden, ed­it­ed by Al­dine Kief­fer, John H. Ten­ney & Will­iam B. Blake (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: Rue­bush- Kief­fer, 1882), page 8.

Music: Ash­ga­bat Al­dine S. Kief­fer, 1882 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hott (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Far in the desert wild,
Walking a dreary way,
Suffering and sin defiled,
Going astray.


Pray for the wanderer,
Pray for the wanderer,
Pray for the wanderer,
Going astray!

Tenderly bid, they come,
Back from sin’s wilderness,
Come to our Father’s home,
Saved by His grace.


Plead now at mercy’s gate
For each poor wandering one;
Soon it will be too late,
Life will be done.


Pray, and with love entreat,
All who by sin are pressed,
Bid them at Jesus’ feet
Find endless rest.