732. I love to steal awhile away

1 I love to steal awhile away
From every cumb'ring 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 does 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.

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First Line: I love to steal awhile away
Author: Mrs. Brown
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Christian Family: Private Devotion; Secret Prayer at Twilight
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