The returning prodigal

The long lost son, with streaming eyes

Author: L. H. Sigourney
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 The long-lost son, with streaming eyes,
From folly just awake,
Reviews his wanderings with surprise;
His heart begins to break.

2 I starve, he cries, nor can I bear
The famine in this land,
While servants of my father share
The bounty of his hand.

3 With deep repentance I'll return,
And seek my father's face;
Unworthy to be called a son,
I'll ask a servant's place.

4 Far off the father saw him move--
In pensive silence mourn--
And quickly ran, with arms of love,
To welcome his return.

5 Through all the courts the tidings flew,
And spread the joy around;
The angels tuned their harps anew--
The long-lost son is found!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #426

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

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First Line: The long lost son, with streaming eyes
Title: The returning prodigal
Author: L. H. Sigourney
Refrain First Line: I'll die no more for bread

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Instances (1 - 43 of 43)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #249Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #199Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #371Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d680
Family and Social Melodies #d324
Free Methodist Hymnal #d583
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S34Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S34Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #324Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #324Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d462
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #430Page Scan
Methodist Social Hymn Book #93Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #23dPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #23dPage Scan
Songs for Young and Old #d148
Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations: a collection of psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with music for chuch services, prayer and conference meetings, religious conventions, and family worship. #535Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d740
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #429Page Scan
The Book of Worship #d486
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #135Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d929
The Gospel Praise Book #d423
The Gospel Psalmist #327Page Scan
The Harp #460Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #155dPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #384Page Scan
The Jewelled Crown #d125
The Lesser Hymnal: a Collection of Hymns for the Sunday School and Social Worship ... from The Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d304
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #411
The New Song: consisting of very choice notes of redemption, embracing new original,and also selcted songs, appropriate for prayer and revivial meetings #60bPage Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #481Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #481Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #428Page Scan
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #318Page Scan
The Sabbath School: a complete collection of hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools, families, and social gatherings #24Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d787
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d827
The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #245Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for the use in the family circle and Sabbath school #245Page Scan
The Tribute of Praise: a collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship, and for use in the family circle #245Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d351
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #426TextPage Scan



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