Hymnary Friends,

As our fall/winter fund drive winds down, please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. We're behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, 2019!

Please know that we want to keep Hymnary (the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet) going for many years to come. Your donations help us do that. Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

As Hagar in the desert

As Hagar in the desert

Author: F. S. Smith
Tune: [As Hagar in the desert]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As Hagar in the desert,
Thrust forth by blows and strife,
Sat lonely by the well side,
Aweary of her life,
There came the angel message,
Arise and homeward fare;
For, though the wild seemed empty,
The mighty God was there.

2 When secret sins beset me,
And temptings snare my feet,
Till hid from human vision
I think their fruits are sweet;
Thy presence hovers o’er me,
I cannot hide or flee—
O thought how dread and awful,
That Thou, God, seest me.

3 When turned from paths of evil,
I dare not seek Thy face,
But kneel in deep abasement
Before the throne of grace;
When only tears are telling
The prayers I bring to Thee,
O thought how sweet and tender,
That Thou, God, seest me.

4 When, lost in life’s great desert,
Worn out by sin and strife,
I sit beside the fountain
Where springs the stream of life,
Send Thou the angel message;
Let my one comfort be,
Still, still, where’er I wander,
That Thou, God, seest me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9891

Author: F. S. Smith

(no biographical information available about F. S. Smith.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As Hagar in the desert
Author: F. S. Smith

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9891
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9891

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements