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Posted:  03 Aug 2009 02:38
does anyone know the lyrics to this song made popular in the 70's? or where I could find it/ which band or artist to look for? thanks
Posted:  03 Aug 2009 15:39
Is this what you are looking for?  This song was written and recorded by Marijohn Wilkin.


I Have Returned


I have returned to the God of my childhood,
To the same simple faith as a child I once knew;
Like the prodigal son I have longed for my loved ones,
For the comforts of home and the God I outgrew.
I have returned to the God of my childhood,
Bethlehem's Babe, the prophet's Messiah;
He's Jesus to me, Eternal Deity;
Praise His name, I have returned.

I have returned to the God of my mother,
With unfailing faith for the child of her heart;
She said bring them up the way that you want them,
Thank God when they're grown, they'll never depart.
I have returned to the God of my mother,
I learned at her knee He's the lily of the valley;
He's Jesus to me, Eternal Deity;
Praise His name, I have returned.

I have returned to the God of my father,
The most God-like man a child could know;
I just heard a shout from the angels in glory,
Praising the Lord a child has come home.
I have returned to the God of my father,
Creator of heaven and earth, God of the universe;
He's Jesus to me, Eternal Deity;
Praise His name, I have returned.

I have returned to the Yahweh of Judah,
On my knees I did fall where the wall now stands;
This lesson I learned as I've worked my way homeward,
The Saviour of all is a comfort to man.
I have returned to the Father of Abraham,
The shepherd of Moses who called Him the great I am;
He's Jesus to me, Eternal Deity;
Praise His name, I have returned.

--Marijohn Wilkin
Posted:  03 Aug 2009 23:23
yeah that's it thanks a bunch. hopefully I will be able to find it in a christian bookstore somewhere...i really love this song
Posted:  27 Jan 2012 18:30
while in prayer I began singing this old song. Thanks for the lyrics. I do remember Betty Jean Robinson singing it.
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Posted:  05 Jun 2012 12:30
I love this song because it has a good message.  It has made me to return to the lion of Judah.
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