3. Welcome! Wanderer, Welcome!

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! [Chorus]

3 "Leave the haunts of riot,
Wasted, woe be gone,
Sick at heart and weary,
My son! my son! [Chorus]

4 "See the door still open!
Thou art still my own;
Eyes of love are on thee,
My son! my son! [Chorus]

5 "Far off thou hast wandered;
Wilt thou farther roam?
Come, and all is pardoned,
My son! my son! [Chorus]

6 "See the well-spread table,
Unforgotten one!
Here is rest and plenty,
My son! my son! [Chorus]

7 "Thou art friendless, homeless,
Hopeless, and undone;
Mine is love unchanging,
My son! my son!" [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: In the land of strangers
Title: Welcome! Wanderer, Welcome!
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Welcome! wand'rer, welcome!
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: Invitation and Repentance; Invitation and Repentance: Returning to God
Tune Information
Name: [In the land of strangers]
Composer: Ira D. Sankey
Key: F Major

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