16225. Coming Home

1 At the bless­èd in­vi­ta­tion
Of the glo­ri­ous Son of God,
Souls are break­ing now the bonds that have en­slaved;
And from paths of sin and dark­ness
That their feet so long have trod,
They are com­ing home re­pent­ant to be saved.

Coming home to be for­giv­en,
Taking Je­sus at His word;
Coming to be heirs of Hea­ven,
Fully trust­ing in their Lord.

2 Freely all their sins con­fess­ing,
Casting on Him ev­ery care,
Trusting on­ly in His grace to find sweet rest;
Just His love and mer­cy plead­ing
As they kneel in ear­nest pray­er,
They are com­ing home, be­liev­ing to be blest. [Refrain]

3 Waiting not to cleanse their spi­rits,
Knowing Christ alone can free,
Weary of the sin­ner’s end­less toil and strife;
Making now com­plete sur­ren­der,
Christ’s for ev­er­more to be,
They are com­ing home to find eter­nal life. [Refrain]

4 O the won­der­ful re­joic­ing
Round the throne of God on high,
When a con­trite soul will cease in sin to roam!
And with glad ex­ult­ant an­thems
Now they Je­sus glo­ri­fy,
Singing, "Praise the Lord, the lost are com­ing home!" [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: At the bless­ed in­vi­ta­tion
Title: Coming Home
Author: Katharyn D. Bacon
Refrain First Line: Coming home to be for­giv­en
Language: English
Source: The Pilot by Alfred E. Helton (Lenoir, NC: Teachers' Music Publishing, 1914)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [At the bless­ed in­vi­ta­tion]
Composer: Millard F. Wilkins
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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