Prodigal Nation

In my recent book-length poem The Hundredfold, you will find this hymn, inspired by the parable of the Prodigal Son, to be sung to the melody “Old One Hundred Twenty-Fourth,” a melody you may know from the hymn “Turn Back, O Man”: I shall arise, and seek my Father’s house. Sated am I with all the world allows: Water for wine, and dust and chaff for corn, Though men who starve shall cover me with scorn When I arise, and seek my Father’s house.

Prodigal Nation

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