THE PRODIGAL SON Lyrics

Hank Williams


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Stephen Percy Harris
album: Track 13 in album I Saw the Light
release date:
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:28

Cover Art

Hank Williams I Saw the Light cover art
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Recorded by hank williams, sr.

Words and music by jenkins

[g] a prodigal son once [c] strayed from his [g] father
To travel a land of [a] hunger and [d] pain
And [g] now I can see the [c] end of my [g] journey
I'm going to [d] heaven a-[g] gain.

I leave you the day, to help all your neighbors
I leave you the night, to solemnly pray
So try to repent and ask for forgiveness
We'll meet up in heaven, someday.

Goodbye to this world, with all it's sorrows
Goodbye to the fields, that I used to roam
I'm going away where, life is eternal
My shepherd is callin me home.

From out of the sky, he's coming to meet me
To wash all my sins and call me his own
His servants will bring, a ring for my finger
And never no more will I roam.


Track Listing

  • 1 I Saw the Light
  • 2 Calling You
  • 3 Dear Brother
  • 4 Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
  • 5 (I'm Gonna) Sing, Sing, Sing
  • 6 Message to My Mother
  • 7 How Can You Refuse Him Now
  • 8 When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels
  • 9 Jesus Remembered Me
  • 10 A House of Gold
  • 11 Thank God
  • 12 The Angel of Death
  • 13 The Prodigal Son
  • 14 Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
  • 15 A Tramp on the Street
  • 16 I'll Have a New Body (I'll Have a New Life)