Child of sin and sorrow, where wilt thou flee

Child of sin and sorrow, where wilt thou flee

Author: Thomas Hastings
Tune: AVA (Hastings)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Child of sin and sorrow,
Where wilt thou flee
Through the long to-morrow,
Eternity?
Exiled from home,
Sadly to roam,
Child of sin and sorrow,
Where wilt thou flee?

2 Child of sin and sorrow,
Lift up thine eye;
Heirship thou canst borrow
In worlds on high:
Bright mansions fair
Are waiting there;
Child of sin and sorrow,
Now homeward fly.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #422

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Child of sin and sorrow, where wilt thou flee
Author: Thomas Hastings

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #422

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