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Drifting away from the Savior, drifting to lands unknown

Drifting away from the Savior, drifting to lands unknown

Author: Frank A. Simpkins
Tune: [Drifting away from the Savior] (Simpkins)
Published in 18 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Drifting away from the Savior,
Drifting to lands unknown,
Drifting away by night and by day,
Drifting, yes, drifting alone.

Refrain
Drifting away from the Savior,
Drifting away from His love,
While the Savior is tenderly calling,
You are drifting away from God.

2. Drifting away from the Savior,
He who would bear your load;
Drifting away by night and by day,
Drifting, yes, drifting from God. [Refrain]

3. Drifting away from the Savior,
Fearlessly on you go;
Drifting away by night and by day,
Drifting to regions of woe. [Refrain]

4. Drifting away from the Savior,
Even the angels weep;
Still you drift on with mirth and with song,
Out on the fathomless deep. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1269

Author: Frank A. Simpkins

Simpkins, Frank Addison. (Ashterville County, Ohio, June 8, 1870--March 4, 1939, Riverside, California). His childhood home was in the vicinity of the homes of other well-known hymn writers: Philip P. Bliss, James McGranahan and Charles C. Case. These, no doubt, influenced young Frank Simpkins. His schooling included a time at the Preparatory School, Hiram College. He was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and traveled for a time with an evangelist. He wrote a number of hymns during the early 1900s. He entered the field of education and taught in Ohio: 1915-1916, Kinsman Township School; Music Director, 1916-1924; Assistant County Superintendent and Supervisor of Band and Orchestra in Trumbull County, 1924-1928; Music Di… Go to person page >

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First Line: Drifting away from the Savior, drifting to lands unknown
Author: Frank A. Simpkins

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The Cyber Hymnal #1269
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Melodies of Salvation #211

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The Cyber Hymnal #1269

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