In the land of strangers whither thou art gone

In the land of strangers whither thou art gone

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: WELCOME (Sankey)
Published in 39 hymnals

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1 In the land of strangers,
Whither thou art gone,
Hear a far voice calling,
"My son! my son!"
Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away:
Come home! come home!"

2 "From the land of hunger,
Fainting, famished, lone,
Come to love and gladness,
"My son! my son!"
"Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away:
Come home! come home!"

3 Leave the haunts of riot,
Wasted, woe begone,
Sick at heart and weary,
My son! my son!
"Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away:
Come home! come home!"

4 See the door still open!
Thou art still my own;
Eyes of love are on thee,
My son! my son!
"Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away:
Come home! come home!"

5 Far off thou hast wandered;
Wilt hou farther roam?
Come, and all is pardoned,
My son! my son!
"Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away:
Come home! come home!"

6 See the well-spread table,
Unforgotten one!
Here is rest and plenty,
My son! my son!
"Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away:
Come home! come home!"

7 Thou art friendless, homeless,
Hopeless and undone;
Mine is love unchanging,
My son! my son!"
"Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Welcome back to home!
Thou hast wandered far away:
Come home! come home!"


Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #179

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the land of strangers whither thou art gone
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Welcome, wanderer, welcome

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The Cyber Hymnal #7205
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Small Church Music #6021
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