Though I Wandered Far From Jesus

Though I wandered far from Jesus
In the paths of sin,
Yet I heard him gently calling:
Wanderer, come in.

Yes, he gave me peace and pardon,
Joy without alloy.

Though my burden pressed me sorely
And my courage failed,
Christ released me, and his goodness
O’er my sin prevailed.

Now I live for Christ my Saviour,
Live to do his will;
Though the path be dark and thorny,
I shall conquer still.