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.
|First Line:||I love to steal awhile away|
|Topic:||The Christian Family: Private Devotion; Secret Prayer at Twilight|