55. Forth from the dark and stormy sky

1 Forth from the dark and stormy sky,
Lord, to Thine altar's shade we fly;
Forth from the world, its hope and fear,
Saviour, we seek Thy shelter here:
Weary and weak, Thy grace we pray:
Turn not, O Lord! Thy guests away!

2 Long have we roamed in want and pain;
Long have we sought Thy rest in vain;
'Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost,
Long have our souls been tempest-tost:
Low at Thy feet our sins we lay;
Turn not, O Lord, Thy guests away.

Text Information
First Line: Forth from the dark and stormy sky
Author: Reginald Heber (1827)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Easter Season, Sixth Sunday; Second Sunday after Trinity; Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Tune Information
Name: MELITA
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. J. B. Dykes



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