Hymn – Prodigal Son

Posted: August 26, 2010 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Memory Book

Found this hymn so beautifully touching during Lent last year, that I have posted it here in hopes that Catholics who have strayed away will return soon…and consider going for the Sacrament Of Reconciliation.

Hymn – Prodigal Son

By Father Eugene O’Reilly C.Ss.R  (source internet)

1. Father I have sinned, help me find my way,

Remember not my sins, just let me hear You say


I forgive you, I love you. You are mine, take my hand

Go in peace, sin no more, beloved one.

2. Father I have turned, my back and walked away

Depended on my strength, and loved life my own way

3. Father I have closed, my heart to those in need

Thought only of myself, a victim of my greed

4. Father I’ve returned, I’m home with You to stay

Standing by your door, knowing that You’ll say

[Audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6547844/FatherIhavesinned.mp3%5D
(The beautiful tune can also be found HERE in midi format. )

  1. Beia Balangue-Teoh says:

    Good day Julian

    In my search for materials for preparing children for First Reconciliaiton retreat- I saw your blog and played your music too. I am a catechist in Singapore too
    would you mind to share your music for the Prodigal Son?

    thanks and God Bless

  2. Ryann says:

    hi, i have been looking for this song for a very long time already. Thanks for posting an instrumental version of it. But do you have any copy of this song with someone actually singing it? I found one at youtube (i mean there are lots in youtube and only this one is a great version) and it says it is from Sprit Highway CD but i could not find any info about this CD. If you may have any info about this CD, hope you could share it with me. Thanks

    • juleslife says:


      I didn’t know a CD of this song existed till you mentioned it to me thanks. Anyhow here is what I found…

      How do I purchase a copy of The Way of the Cross CD?
      The Way of the Cross CD is available for $15 (plus $5 shipping and handling) in any of the following ways:

      Mail: Click here to print the CD order form, fill it in and mail it (along with your payment information) to: Our Lady of the Visitation Church, 5338 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K1X 1H1.
      Fax: Click here to print the CD order form, fill it in and fax the completed form to Our Lady of the Visitation Church at 613-822-0393.
      Email: Send an email to info@spirithighway.com and we will make arrangements with you to receive payment and send you the CD.
      (Special considerations – regarding shipping and handling charges – for bulk orders)

      All proceeds to Our Lady of the Visitation Building Fund. Click here for more information.

  3. Ryann says:

    thanks again… oh it’s so funny why i didnt just google sprit highway ‘coz i have been searching for it at youtube all the time to no avail hehehehe nway thanks again for being a blessing.

  4. Nas says:

    this was actually of great help to me and teaching my lesson of reconciliation,
    thank you and may the lord continue blessing you

  5. Eric Tchong says:

    I’m trying to find the midi file of Isla Grant God please forgive me

  6. Kathy Inglis says:

    This song was written by Father E. O’Reilly, a Canadian Redemptorist Priest. You might want to add his name to the lyrics.

    • CatholicJules says:

      Thank you for sharing that with me though I’m not exactly sure how to confirm the source. God bless….

  7. Regina says:

    Thank you for sharing the lyrics of this beautiful hymn. It’s one of the hymns I grew up singing with my mum and sister after praying the rosary.

  8. Jannie says:

    Hi, i would like to get a copy of the music score for this song. Where can I find this please? Thanks

    • CatholicJules says:

      Hi Jannie, I tried searching on the internet for it, but do not seem to be able to find it. Anyone else can help with this??

      Love in Christ,

  9. You can go redemptorists.ca and find music and lyrics at this site.. Fr Eugene O’Reilly I composed this song many years ago God Bless

  10. Ryan says:

    Do you know where the photo on this page came from? I’d like to use it in a book, but can’t find who owns the copyright. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • CatholicJules says:

      I’m sorry Ryan I too could not find out who otherwise I would have at least given credit to him/her. God bless

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