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549. Drifting Away from Jesus

1 Drifting away from Jesus,
Far from His gentle fold,
Wrecked on the waves of sorrow,
Out in the night so cold.

Refrain 1-3:
Oh, am I lost forever?
Lost amid fiendish din?
Oh, can there be no lifeboat
On the dark ocean of sin?

2 Drifting away from Jesus,
Day after day I glide,
Swiftly the billows bear me
Over the surging tide. [Refrain]

3 Drifting away from Jesus,
Helpless, and tossed with care;
Soon I shall land forever
Somewhere, I know not where. [Refrain]

4 Drifting away from Jesus,
Far from His courts of love,
Oh, do you see! A lifeboat
Sails from the ports above!

Refrain 4:
Over the bounding billows,
Jesus, my Savior, sends
Help to my storm-tossed spirit;
Praise to the Friend of friends!

Text Information
First Line: Drifting away from Jesus
Title: Drifting Away from Jesus
Author: D. O. T. (1911)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:19
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Drifting_Away_from_Jesus); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (383); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (92)
Tune Information
Name: [Drifting away from Jesus]
Composer: Daniel O. Teasley (1911)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Drifting_Away_from_Jesus); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (383); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (92)






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