Drifting Away from God

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1 Drifting away from Christ in thy youth,
Drifting away from mercy and truth,
Drifting to sin in tenderest youth,
Drifting away from God.

Brother, the Savior has called you before;
See! you are nearing eternity's shore!
Soon you may perish, be lost evermore,
Jesus now calls for you.

2 Drifting away from mother and home,
Drifting away in sorrow to roam,
Drifting where peace and rest can not come,
Drifting away from God. [Chorus]

3 Drifting away on sin's treach'rous tide,
Drifting where death and darkness abide,
Drifting from heav'n away in your pride,
Drifting away from God. [Chorus]

4 Drifting away from hope's blessed shore,
Drifting away where wild breakers roar;
Drifted and stranded, wreck'd, evermore,
Far from the light of God. [Chorus]

5 Why will you drift on billows of shame,
Spurning His grace again and again?
Soon you'll be lost! in sin to remain,
Ever away from God. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #154

Author: J. A. Griffith

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Text Information

First Line: Drifting away from Christ in thy youth
Title: Drifting Away from God
Author: J. A. Griffith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Brother, the Savior has called you before
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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