Drifting carelessly with the tide

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Drifting carelessly with the tide] (Ackley)
Published in 13 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Drifting carelessly with the tide,
Drifting over the waters wide,
With no Captain your course to guide,
Drifting over life’s sea.

Drifting, drifting, no port in sight,
Drifting far from the gospel light;
Lest you go down in the stormy night;
Drifting over life’s sea.

2 Drifting almost upon the bar,
Losing sight of the Beacon Star;
From the haven of joy afar,
Drifting over life’s sea. [Refrain]

3 Drifting on, with no shore in view,
Think not skies will be always blue;
Storm and shipwreck will come to you,
Drifting over life’s sea. [Refrain]

4 Drift no longer! let Jesus save,
Let Him guide you across the wave,
Lest you sink in a sinner’s grave,
Drifting over life’s sea. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #75

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Drifting carelessly with the tide
Title: Drifting
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Drifting, drifting, no port in sight
Copyright: Public Domain



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