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An alien from God, and a stranger to grace

An alien from God, and a stranger to grace

Author: Luther J. Cox
Published in 83 hymnals

Representative Text

1 An alien from God, and a stranger to grace,
I wander'd thro' earth, its gay pleasures to trace,
In the pathway of sin I continued to roam,
Unmindful alas! that it led me from home,
Home, home, sweet sweet home,
O Saviour direct me to heaven my home.

2 The pleasures of earth, I have seen fade away,
They bloom for a season, but soon they decay;
But pleasures more lasting in Jesus are given,
Salvation on earth, and a mansion in heaven.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
The saints in those mansions are ever at home.

3 Allure me no longer, ye false glowing charms!
The Saviour invites me, I'll go to his arms;
At the banquet of mercy, I hear there is room,
O there may I feast with his children at home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
O Jesus, conduct me to heaven my home!

Source: Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #70

Author: Luther J. Cox

Cox, Luther J. (December 27, 1791--July 26, 1870). He was born on a farm in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, and died in Hampden, Maryland, his home for the last twelve years of his life. The "Bard of the American Methodist Reformation," a layman and local preacher, one of the founders of the Methodist Protestant Church, he engaged in mercantile pursuits throughout all of his active life. He was the author of several hymns which were popular with the early-day Methodist Protestants. --Robert G. McCutchan, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: An alien from God, and a stranger to grace
Author: Luther J. Cox
Copyright: Public Domain
Article: Home, Sweet Home by Paul Hammond (from "The Hymn")

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #365

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d7

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d10

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #729

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #487

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d14

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d8

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Baptist Hymn Book #aB58

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d7

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d34

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d26

Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d5

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S27

General Baptist Hymn Book #d17

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S51

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S51

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1143

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d14

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Hymns #953

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Juvenile Choir #70

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d7

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Psalms and Hymns #717

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d16

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d13

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Revival Songs #41

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d12

Select Hymns #d18

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Select Hymns #284

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d11

Social Harmony #d4

Social Melodies #d8

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d7

The Baptist Harmony #d11

The Baptist Harmony #d12

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The Baptist Hymn Book #B58

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The Brethren Hymnal #586

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #267

The Canadian Minstrel #d7

The Choice #S117

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The Choice #S117

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The Christian Lyre, Volume 1 #96

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The Christian Lyre #96

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The Christian Lyre #96

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The Christian Songster #169

The Church Hymn Book #d31

The Good Old Songs #d19

The Good Old Songs #d19

The Hymnist #d8

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d11

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d7

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The Primitive Methodist Church Hymnal #511

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The Religious Songster #129

The Sacred Lute #d10

The Social Harp. Rev. #d17

The Social Harp #d14

The Social Lyrist #d3

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d6

The Southern Psalmist #d24

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d27

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The Standard Church Hymnal #621

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #262

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #793

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d19

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #139

The Western Harp #d12

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The Young People's Chorister #188

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The Zion Songster #184

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The Zion Songster #184

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d13

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