Instead of our regularly scheduled Good Word Friday, we’re bringing you the lyrics to No. 234 in The Songs of Zion. Following is Sister Arlene Buffington’s testimony of how God delivered the song. We pray the lyrics are a blessing to you.

Hurry Home, Son

Luke 15:18-20: “I will arise and go to my father…”

Our nation rages, our country cries,
Few seem to see our day or recognize.
But God is calling, “Come and be saved,”
The highway home awaits, the pathway paved.

The darkening say that something brews,
With warning voices heard now on the news.
“Trouble,” they say, son, is nigh at hand,
God’s judgments looming now across the land.

Oh, hurry home, son, the sky grows dark,
Time soon is gone, my son, run to the ark.
Avoid the chasm, the deep abyss,
The prophets spoke about a day like this.

So hurry home, son, oh hurry home,
Run while you can, son, no longer roam.
God calls His children where ‘ere they be,
So hurry home, son, to God and Me.

This song was given so unexpectedly. I just sat down at the table to drink a cup of tea. Suddenly, it seemed as though God just opened the heavens and dropped it on the table in front of me. I sang it as I wrote it. In the last line of the chorus it says, “hurry home, son, to God and Me,” meaning return home to God and the Church.

– Sister Arlene Buffington, Nov. 1, 2018

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.



  1. Anonymous

    so awesome. so beautiful.
    Note: 2nd stanza, line 1 should read “the darkening skies say”

  2. Linda Scolaro

    Such beautiful and prophetic words that have such meaning to our current situation. I am so thankful how God uses Sister Arlene to deliver these messages in such simple ways.


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