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Entreat me not to leave thee, O pilgrim

Entreat me not to leave thee, O pilgrim

Author: William F. Sherwin
Tune: [Entreat me not to leave thee] (Sherwin)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Entreat me not to leave thee,
O pilgrim, on thy way
Thro' earthly storms and perils,
To realms of endless day:
The world with empty pleasures
No more can satisfy;
Where'er the Lord may lead thee,
With thee I'll live and die.

Entreat me not to leave thee,
Entreat me not to leave thee,
Entreat me not to leave thee,
With thee I'll live and die!

2 Entreat me not to leave thee,
For I would fain abide
With those whom God has chosen,
The faithful and the tried:
My soul goes forth with longing,
Turn not from me away;
Thine own shall be my people,
Thy God shall be my stay. [Refrain]

3 Forget me not, nor leave me,
O God! for I would rest
Within the arms of Jesus,
And on his loving breast:
With him to go rejoicing
Through conflict, toil, and strife;
To walk the vale of shadows,
And enter into life! [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #74

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Entreat me not to leave thee, O pilgrim
Author: William F. Sherwin



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Calvary Songs #74

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d37

The Temple of Praise #d13

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