Song: Calling the Prodigal in Make Christ King

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Copyright 1889, by E. O. Excell

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Gabriel, Charles Hutchinson

Page 187
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 182
Verses: 3 verses

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Calling the Prodigal, #182

Lyrics

Verse 1
God is calling the prodigal, come without delay,
Hear, O hear Him calling, calling now for thee;
Tho’ you’ve wandered so far from His presence, come to-day,
Hear His loving voice calling still.

Chorus
Calling now for thee,
O weary prodigal, come;
Calling now for thee,
O weary prodigal, come.

Verse 2
Patient, loving, and tenderly still the Father pleads,
Hear, O hear Him calling, calling now for thee;
Oh! return while the Spirit in mercy intercedes,
Hear His loving voice calling still.

Verse 3
Come, there’s bread in the house of thy Father, and to spare,
Hear, O hear Him calling, calling now for thee;
Lo! the table is spread and the feast is waiting there,
Hear His loving voice calling still.