Far, far from home, an exile on the deep

Far, far from home, an exile on the deep

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Far, far from home, an exile on the deep]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Far, far from home, an exile on the deep,
Thou hast no chart thy vessel’s course to keep;
Dark is the path, and darker yet may be,—
Dream as thou wilt, there is no rest for thee.
No rest for thee, no rest for thee,
O wand’rer lost upon a treach’rous sea;
Away from God, where will thy anchor be?
Without his love there is no rest for thee.

2 Far, far from home, where storms relentless sweep,
Where billows roll and surges never sleep,
Tossed to and fro on danger’s reckless wave,
Oh, turn to him whose power alone can save.
No rest for thee, no rest for thee,
O wand’rer lost upon a treach’rous sea;
Away from God, where will thy anchor be?
Without his love there is no rest for thee.

3 Far, far from home, and wilder grows the night;
Thou hast refused the true and only light;
But look again where first its beams were shed,
Look and be saved ere hope’s last spark has fled.
No rest for thee, no rest for thee,
O wand’rer lost upon a treach’rous sea;
Away from God, where will thy anchor be?
Without his love there is no rest for thee.

4 O trembling heart, behold thy Saviour near,—
Thy pleading cry has reached his gracious ear;
Faith guides thee now, and o’er the ocean’s foam
Her steady ray will bring thee safely home.
Rest, rest, for thee, sweet rest for thee,
Trust now in him whose mercy makes thee free;
Bright is thy path and brighter yet will be;
O soul redeemed, there is a rest for thee.

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #55

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far, far from home, an exile on the deep
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: No rest for thee

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Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #55

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Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #231

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The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #231

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