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Far from my heavenly home Far from my Fatherís




Far from my heavenly home,
Far from my Fatherís breast,
Fainting I cry, "Blest Spirit, come
And speed me to my rest!"


Upon the willows long
My harp has silent hung:
How should I sing a cheerful song
Till Thou inspire my tongue?


My spirit homeward turns
And fain would thither flee;
My heart, O Zion, droops and yearns,
When I remember thee.


To thee, to thee I press,
A dark and toilsome road;
When shall I pass the wilderness,
And reach the saintís abode?


God of my life, be near;
On Thee my hopes I cast:
O guide me through the desert here,
And bring me home at last.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1834
      Bible Refs: Ps 137:5-6;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. BRIDE
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1762
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)

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