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Prodigal's Song

Written by Gary Durham

Here I am just a poor man,
Made poorer still by the knowledge of the riches I have squandered.
Oh, I've wandered - I stand convicted
Even knowing that the deepest of my wounds were mostly self-inflicted
Where did my heart go?
Where have I been?
You opened my eyes to the darkness and lies
And I shut them again.

And I want to go home to my Father
I want to be part of where my heart says I belong.
I want to wash my weary soul in living water
I've been away way too long - I want to go home.

Out on the boundaries of my freedom
I was looking for fences that would keep me in and I found there were none.
Only your sweet love, Lord
And, fool that I've been
You broke the chains of my heartache and pain
And I forged them again.

And I want to go home to my Father
I want to be part of where my heart says I belong.
I want to wash my weary soul in living water
I've been away way too long - I want to go home.

Jesus, Lord, please help me , I'll so full of regret
It's so hard to forgive myself, Lord, and it's harder to forget.
I need you to hold me and hear me
I need you to mold me and steer me
By the power of you Word to be the son
You've called me to be.

And I want to go home to my Father
I want to be part of where my heart says I belong.
I want to wash my weary soul in living water
I've been away way too long - I want to go home.

I've been away way too long - I want to go home.

Sung by Don Francisco Part of the album "One Heart at a Time" Copyright 1985 Dayspring Music/BMI