"Return, 0 Wanderer, Return"
                          by William B. Collyer, 1782-1854
                                 Text From:
                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Return, 0 wanderer, return
        And seek an injured Father's face.
        Those warm desires that in thee burn
        Were kindled by reclaiming grace.
        2. Return, 0 wanderer, return
        And seek a Father's melting heart,
        His pitying eyes thy grief discern,
        His hand shall heal thine inward smart.
        3. Return, 0 wanderer, return;
        Thy Savior bids thy spirit live.
        Go to His bleeding feet and learn
        How freely Jesus can forgive.
        4. Return, 0 wanderer, return
        And wipe away the falling tear;
        'Tis God who says, "No longer mourn";
        'Tis Mercy's voice invites thee near.

Notes: Hymn #280 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 15:18 Author: William B. Collyer, 1806, cento, alt. Composer: Herbert S. Oakeley, 1874 Tune: "Abends"
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