Lead Me Back

For all who need to come back home —
“I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions,
and, as a cloud, thy sins:
return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.”
Isaiah 44:22
Lead Me Back
Lead me back to my home, I have wandered far away.
I’ve been gone for far too long. Will You welcome me today?

Is it possible You can hear me after the way I turned from You?
Is it possible that You’re near me, that You never went away,
And You’ll lead me back today?

The life I spent, the days I lost, I have lived them all in vain.
Now I hold nothing to show but a heart that is full of pain.

Lord, I know that You will hear me although I turned away from You.
Lord, I see that You were near me, and You never went away,
And You call me back today.

Lead me back to my home, I have wandered far away.
I’ve been gone for far too long. Will You welcome me today?

Now I come to You today.

~ Words and music by Pepper Choplin

As sung by the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team on their CD, Creator Of It All.

2 thoughts on “Lead Me Back

  1. When I was in the choir at my home church, we used to sing this each year. There is also a narrative within the anthem that will definitely have you reaching for a handkerchief if the song didn’t do that first. It was ALWAYS a highlight of my time in that choir, and now, when I preach on the prodigal son, I use this as the anthem for that service.

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