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429. I love to steal awhile away

1 I love to steal awhile away
From every cumbering care,
And spend the hours of setting day
In humble, grateful prayer.

2 I love in solitude to shed
The penitential tear,
And all His promises to plead,
Where none but God can hear.

3 I love to think on mercies past,
And future good implore,
And all my cares and sorrows cast
On Him whom I adore.

4 I love by faith to take a view
Of brighter scenes in heaven;
The prospect doth my strength renew,
While here by tempests driven.

5 Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er,
May its departing ray
Be calm as this impressive hour,
And lead to endless day.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I love to steal awhile away
Author: Phoebe H. Brown (1818)
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Care; Communion: With God; Fellowship with God (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: WOODSTOCK
Composer: Deodatus Dutton
Meter: C. M.



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