245. O Holy Saviour, Friend Unseen

1 O Holy Savior, Friend unseen,
Since on Thine arm Thou bidd'st me lean,
Help me throughout life's varying scene,
By faith to cling to Thee.

2 What tho' the world deceitful prove,
And earthly friends and joys remove;
With patient, uncomplaining love,
Still would I cling to Thee.

5 Tho' oft I seem to tread alone
Life's dreary waste, with thorns o'er-grown,
Thy voice of love in gentlest tone,
Still whispers, "Cling to Me!"

4 Tho' faith and hope are often tried,
I ask not, need not aught beside;
So safe, so calm, so satisfied,
The soul that clings to Thee!

5 Blest is my lot, whate'er befall;
What can disturb me, who appall,
While as my Strength, my Rock, my All,
Saviour, I cling to Thee?


Text Information
First Line: O holy Saviour, Friend unseen
Title: O Holy Saviour, Friend Unseen
Author: Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Affliction; Discipline; The Christian Way of Life: Praise and Testimony
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich F. Flemming, 1778-1813
Key: A♭ Major

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