Far as east from west is distant

Representative Text

1 Far as east from west is distant
He hath put away our sin;
Like the pity of a Father
Hath the Lord's compassion been,
Well be knows our frame, rememb'ring
We are dust, our days like grass;
Man is like the flower blooming,
Till the hot winds o'er it pass.

2 Then 'tis gone, and is remembered
By its former place no more;
But on them that fear Jehovah
Rests his mercy evermore.
As it was without beginning,
So it lasts without an end;
To their children's children ever,
Shall his righteousness extend.

3 Unto such as keep his cov'nant,
And are steadfast in his way;
Unto those who still remember
His commandments and obey.
In the heavens high, Jehovah
Hath for him prepared a throne,
And throughout his vast dominion
All his works his power shall own.

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #194

Text Information

First Line: Far as east from west is distant
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


CONVERSE (Converse)

CONVERSE (also "Erie", named for the city in Pennsylvania where the composer lived for many years) was written in 1868 and published two years later in his Silver Wings under the pseudonym Karl Reden. The tune has also been called "Friendship." –Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship

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