Scripture Verse

I will arise and go to my father. Luke 15:18

Introduction

Words: Brown Row­land, 1916.

Music: Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Samuel W. Beazley
1873–1944

Lyrics

You have wan­dered far on the de­sert lone,
And you face an aw­ful fate,
For a storm is near, and the night comes on—
Take the home-path ere too late.

Refrain

Take the home-path, take the home-path,
Night is com­ing, do not wait;
Take the home-path, take the home-path,
Take the home-path ere too late.

You have been al­lured from the peace­ful way
By your soul’s re­lent­less foe;
Let the Sav­ior true take your hand to­day,
For He knows the way to go.

Refrain

While the chance is yours turn your back to sin,
Seeking par­don, hum­bly bow;
You’ve a soul to save and a crown to win,
And the time to start is now.

Refrain