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Afar from heaven thy feet have wandered

Afar from heaven thy feet have wandered

Author: Richard Slater
Tune: [Afar from heaven thy feet have wandered]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Afar from heav’n thy feet have wander’d,
Afar from God thy soul has stray’d;
His gifts in sin thy hand has squander’d,
Yet still in love He calls thee home.

Thy God is near thee; tell thy story,
For He will hear thy tale of sorrow;
Thy God is near thee; full of mercy,
And He will welcome thy return.

2 Thy feet have found sin’s way is thorny,
Thy heart has found its pleasures vain;
Thou hast grown weary, and about thee
The gloom has spread of dark despair. [Refrain]

3 The broken heart the Lord will favor,
The contrite spirit He will bless;
He came to be the lost one’s Saviour,
He came to be the sinner’s Friend. [Refrain]

4 Tell out thy need, and He’ll befriend thee;
Pour out thy heart’s deep grief to Him;
His boundless love, unmeasured mercy,
His free forgiveness, are for thee. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #35

Author: Richard Slater

Library of Congress name authority Sources: found: The musical Salvationist, 2011: t.p. (Richard Slater; 1854-1939) p. 32, etc. (b. June 7, 1854 in Clerkenwell; worked in the Salvation Army's Musical Dept. from 1883 until his retirement in 1913; was the principal Salvationist composer, arranger and musical editor of the period; awarded the Order of the Founder, the highest honour bestowed to Salvationists, in 1923; d. Dec. 7, 1939) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Afar from heaven thy feet have wandered
Author: Richard Slater
Refrain First Line: Thy God is near thee



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Alexander's Gospel Songs #35TextAudioPage Scan
Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #52Page Scan
One Hundred Favorite Songs of the Salvation Army #d8
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d14
World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d5
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