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WANDERINGS FROM GOD




How oft, alas, this wretched heart
Has wandered from the Lord!
How oft my roving thoughts depart,
Forgetful of his word!


Yet sovereign mercy calls, "Return!"
Dear Lord, and may I come?
My vile ingratitude I mourn;
O take the wanderer home!


And canst thou, wilt thou yet forgive,
And bid my crimes remove?
And shall a pardoned rebel live,
To speak thy wondrous love?


Almighty grace, thy healing power,
How glorious, how divine!
That can to life and bliss restore
So vile a heart as mine!


Thy pardoning love, so free, so sweet
Dear Saviour, I adore;
O keep me at thy sacred feet,
And let me rove no more!


---Alternative verses---


How oft, alas, our sinful hearts
Havw wandered from the Lord!
How oft our roving thoughts depart,
Forgetful of his word!


How oft, alas, our wicked hearts
Have wandered from the Lord!
How oft our roving thoughts depart,
Forgetful of his word!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1760
      Bible Refs: Ps 86:5; Jer 3:22; Ho 14:4;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1826# 59
      1866# 630
      MUSIC
      Name: MARTYRS
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1635
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 517F
        # 343Em
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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