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Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise

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I WILL ARISE


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Lyr: This Old World / I Will Arise and Go to Jesus (26)


GUEST,Norm Williams 20 Jan 02 - 08:59 PM
masato sakurai 20 Jan 02 - 09:08 PM
Janie 20 Jan 02 - 09:25 PM
masato sakurai 20 Jan 02 - 09:31 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 20 Jan 02 - 09:48 PM
raredance 20 Jan 02 - 09:49 PM
masato sakurai 20 Jan 02 - 09:54 PM
Mary in Kentucky 20 Jan 02 - 10:21 PM
Burke 21 Jan 02 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,Guest: Norm Williams 21 Jan 02 - 08:33 PM
Burke 21 Jan 02 - 08:39 PM
GUEST,Norm 21 Jan 02 - 09:08 PM
Charlie Baum 21 Jan 02 - 09:15 PM
GUEST,Norm Williams 21 Jan 02 - 10:33 PM
wysiwyg 21 Jan 02 - 11:04 PM
Burke 22 Jan 02 - 10:02 AM
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Subject: Prodigal/I will arise
From: GUEST,Norm Williams
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 08:59 PM

I'm searching for words to the tune, "I Will Arise & Go to Jesus" that are entitled "Prodigal" or "the Prodigal." These words are apparently an older version of that song, though I'm not certain about that. Any help would be appreciated and if you know the history of this that would be terrific. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 09:08 PM

The lyrics are HERE. ~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: Janie
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 09:25 PM

This is a hymn sung at the funerals of all of my family members, and it will also be sung at mine (years hence, I pray.) The version we sing has several more verses in addition to those listed in the above link that suggest the prodigal. As soon as I can dig them out I'll post them to you unless someone beats me to it. One verse begins "Go and fetch mine Ebeneezer, whither by his help I come" the next starts "Jesus caught me, when a sinner, wandering from the folds of home" And the last verse I do remember "Then we'll walk the streets of the City with our loved ones gone before. And We'll sit on the banks of the River, Never to depart no more."

I don't know the origins of the hymn but our family version comes from a very obscure Baptist sect that my grandparents belonged to in eastern Kentucky. Hope this is helpful, and hope somebody else finds the rest of the words before I get a chance to dig through my piles.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 09:31 PM

The words come from:

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy, and

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing ("font" in the DT is a typo)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 09:48 PM

From a typo font?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: raredance
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 09:49 PM

George Pullen Jackson in "Spiritual Folk-songs of Early America" (1937) has a variation of the Hart lyrics collected from the singing of Donald Davidson in 1935 in Tennessee. That version lacks verses 2 & 3 shown in the Hart link. The different Verse 4 is below. Jackson suggests that the refrain is "probably of camp-meeting origin". A nice recording of the song with the "Come Thou Fount..." verses is on Trapezoid "Three Forks of Cheat" album.

Agonizing in the garden
Lo, your Master prostrate lies;
On the bloody tree behold him,
Hear him cry before he dies.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 09:54 PM

Dicho,
I meant the version of "I Will Arise" in the DT has this line:

Come, thou font of every blessing

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 20 Jan 02 - 10:21 PM

Once again I think the DT has a medley of two different hymns. Listen to them at Masato's links, "Come Thou Fount" and "Come Ye Sinners" are two different hymns.

Also note at the Cyberhymnal that "Come Ye Sinners" has two different tunes. Click on the second one, "Beechspring" to hear it also. In the 1975 Baptist Hymnal these two hymns are on facing pages (with the different tunes.) I don't think subsequent hymnals give the Beechspring tune.

Also, in the DT words to "Come Thou Fount", it should be sonnet instead of song.

These are two of my favorite hymns. Susan and I both saw a Thanksgiving Special on TV about 10 or 15 years ago where the choirs at Brigham Young University sang "Come Thou Fount." On the "prone to wander" words, the camera got a closeup of a beautiful young girl singing with tears streaming down her face.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: Burke
Date: 21 Jan 02 - 06:12 PM

Easy to get confused on this one.

"I will arise" is an anonymous floating chorus. I've seen it in different hymnals added to both "Come ye sinners" by Joseph Hart and "Come thou fount" by Robert Robinson. Whichever verses are used, the tune is usually the same. Sometimes it's used as the 1st verse. The words probably came from the camp meeting revivals of the early 1800s & were continued in southern rural churches.

The tune is called 'Restoration' in the Sacred Harp where, "I will rise" is the chorus to "Come thou fount." G.P. Jackson identified the tune RESTORATION as the "I will arise" tune family. The Souther Harmony has Restoration with different words.

Most hymnals have "Come thou fount" done to "Nettleton." Those may prefer to use a different set of words if they are including "I will arise."

The Sacred Harp uses "Come thou fount" with 5 different tunes (none Nettleton) and 4 different anonymous choruses. To say these words were popular would be an understatement.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: GUEST,Guest: Norm Williams
Date: 21 Jan 02 - 08:33 PM

Thanks to all of you for the above, however I have heard this tune, I Will Arise, with lyrics that tell the story of the prodigal son's return ending with the verse "I will arise & go to Jesus, He will... etc.

While the above is helpful and will be used I am still seeking the Prodigal lyrics. Again, thanks for your wonderful help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: Burke
Date: 21 Jan 02 - 08:39 PM

Guest: Norm, Do you any more specific words, phrases, single lines for the rest of the Prodigal words you're looking for?


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Subject: Burke-RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: GUEST,Norm
Date: 21 Jan 02 - 09:08 PM

The lyrics go something like this in the first line..

Far, far away from my loving father I had been wandering wayward, wild Fearing only lest his anger overtake his sinful child

Best I can do from memory. Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 21 Jan 02 - 09:15 PM

Found it. Click here.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: GUEST,Norm Williams
Date: 21 Jan 02 - 10:33 PM

Charlie,

Thank you so much! These are great words and I greatly appreciate your directing me to them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Jan 02 - 11:04 PM

Post 'em!

~S~


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Subject: Lyr Add: Far, far away from my loving father
From: Burke
Date: 22 Jan 02 - 10:02 AM

Far, far away from my loving father
As found in Hymnal: A Worship Book, #139. Brethren Press, Faith & Life Press, Mennonite Publishing House. 1992

FAR, FAR AWAY FROM MY LOVING FATHER


1. Far, far away from my loving father,
I had been wan-d'ring, wayward, wild,
fearing only lest his anger
overtake his sinful child.

Refrain:
I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Fain had I fed on the husks around me,
till to myself I came, and said,
"Plenty have my father's servants,
perish I for want of bread.

3. I will arise, though faint and weary,
home to my father I will go.
Woe to me that e'er I wandered,
ah, that I such need should know.

4. "Father," I'll say, "I have sinned before thee,
no more may I be called thy son.
Make me only as thy servant,
pity me, a wretch undone!"

5. Then I arose and came to my father.
Mercy amazing! Love unknown!
He beheld me, ran, embraced me,
pardoned, welcomed, called me "son!"

Text - anonymous, Gospel Songs, 1874
Music - American folk melody, Southern Harmony; 1835, alt.
@hymn @religious
AKA: Prodigal, I will arise

tune is the same as for "I will arise" aka "Restoration"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:47 AM

So this is... seven years later and I doubt anyone will notice BUT I was looking up the lyrics to a song entitled "Ten Thousand Charms (Aka Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing)" sung by Martha Scanlan and I came across this. Her lyrics combine both "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing" and "Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy."

Just wondering if anyone knows why? I also just thought it was interesting:

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace (praise?);
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Sing me some melodious sonnet (song?),
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,
Songs of Thy redeeming love.
(from "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing")

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.
(from "Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy")

Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Traveling far from the fold (throne?) of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood;

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: Janie
Date: 17 May 09 - 09:46 PM

The song I learned as "Come Thou Fount" from my grandfather, as it was sung in his United Baptist Church, does combine the lyrics of "Come Thou Fount" and "Come Ye Sinners."   The tune is nearly identical to "Restoration.", and there are something like 8 verses. (I didn't dig out my grandfather's lyrics before posting.)

(Trapazoid, as I recall, recorded the "Come Thou Fount" lyrics only using the "Restoration" tune on "Three Forks of the Cheat.")

I just finished my Will, and have asked that the version sung by my grandfather and our family be sung, as it was at the funerals of my sister, grandmother and grandfather. However, assuming I live a good bit longer, and if I outlive my sister, there will be no one left who will have a clue what I am requesting. I'm tempted to record it myself to the tune and with the lyrics of our family tradition, burn it to a CD or thumbdrive, and put that with the Will. (Then hope that the programs and machines still exist that will play a CD or .wav file, I guess.)

I'll be dead, and won't really care. But


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: GUEST,mal
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 05:52 PM

Another year later, but I stumbled on this while looking for something different. Far Far Away is hymn number 609 in Common Praise, the hymn book of the Anglican church of Canada and has a very nice arrangement of the tune Southern Harmony.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prodigal/I will arise
From: sunnycyclist
Date: 30 May 11 - 12:59 PM

Janie,
I would love to hear your grandfather's version of I Will Arise/Come Thou Fount, should you go ahead and record it! I was just discussing this song with my mom, who was in Trapazoid when they recorded Three Forks of Cheat, and I'm fascinated by the different tunes and sets of lyrics.


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