100 TENNESSEE - Christian Harmony Ala.
Christian Harmony AL
the Southern Harmony version of this tune
to the Christian Harmony N.C. version of this tune
Afflictions, tho' they seem severe, are oft in mercy sent.
stopped the prodigal's career and caused him to repent.
Although he no
relenting felt 'til he had spent his store,
His stubborn heart began to melt
when famine pinched him sore.
"What have I gained by sin," he said, "but
hunger, shame, and fear?
My father's house abounds with bread whilst I am
I'll go and tell him all I've done, fall down before his
Not worthy to be called his son, I'll ask a servant's
He saw his son returning back; he looked, he ran, he
And threw his arms around the neck of his rebellious
"Father, I've sinned, but O forgive!," and thus the father
"Rejoice, my house! my son's alive for whom I mourned as
"Now let the fatted calf be slain, go spread the news around,
son was dead, but lives again; was lost, but now is found."
'Tis thus the
Lord himself reveals to call poor sinners home,
More than a father's love he
feels and bids the sinner come.