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Drifting Away from God

Representative Text

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

Chorus:
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.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)
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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #61

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Crowning glory no. 2 #154

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Crowning Glory #59

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #56

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New Soul Winning Songs #245

Perennial Songs #d46

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Popular Hymns Number 2 #240

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Redemption Songs #246

Songs of Peace and Power #d37

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Songs of Redemption and Praise. Rev. #101

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Songs of the Sanctuary #321

Soul Songs #d42

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Soul Winning Songs #10

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d73

The Supplement to "The Century Gospel Songs" #d29

Voice of Praise #d19

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Voices of Victory #240

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