1 Where is my wand’ring boy tonight,
The boy of my tend’rest care,
The boy that was once my joy and light,
The child of my love and pray’r?

O where is my boy tonight?
O where is my boy tonight?
My heart o’erflows, for I love him, he knows;
O where is my boy tonight?

2 Once he was pure as morning dew,
As he knelt at his mother’s knee;
No face was as bright, no heart more true,
And none was so sweet as he.

3 O, could I see you now, my boy,
As fair as in olden time,
When prattle and smile made home a joy,
And life was a merry chime!

4 Go for my wand’ring boy tonight;
Go search for him where you will;
But bring him to me with all his blight,
And tell him I love him still.


Added by

Blessy Christlin


  1. Gunil Kim

    September 19, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Is there another lyric for this song?
    I see a song of Robert Lawry, same titled but with different lyrics: this song starts:
    “Far from the Lord I wandered long in enchantments of time and place. —-. ”
    The music is same but it seems it has two lyrics.
    May you kindly explain why it had happened? Or maybe I’m wrong?
    Thank you,

    • Christlin

      September 19, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Not aware of this, can you share the lyric you have. Also we will investigate into it.

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