Ah! Lord, with Late Regret I Own

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1 Ah! Lord, with late regret I own,
I have the double evil done,
Forsook the Spring of life and peace,
And toiled for earthly happiness.

2 But what in the I sought in pain,
I could not from the creatures gain,
The cisterns which my folly hewed
They would not hold one drop of good.

3 Now for my double sin I grieve,
Again the broken cisterns leave,
Again I after Thee would go,
And gasp they only love to know.

4 Fountain of true felicity,
Eternal God, spring up in me,
And filled with life and love and power
My heart shall never wander more.

Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #421

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ah Lord with late regret I own
Title: Ah! Lord, with Late Regret I Own
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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