Far from the fold, O God my feet

Far from the fold, O God my feet

Author: Eleanor Tatlock
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Far from thy fold, O God, my feet
Once moved in error's devious maze,
Nor found religious duties sweet,
Now sought thy face, nor loved thy ways.

2 With tenderest voice thou bad'st me flee
The paths which thou couldst ne'er approve;
And gently drew my soul to thee,
With cords of sweet, eternal love.

3 Now to thy footstool, Lord,I fly,
And low in self-abasement fall;
A vile, a helpless worm I lie,
And thou, my God, art all in all.

4 Dearer, far dearer to my heart
Than all the joys that earth can give;
From fame, from wealth, from friends I'd part,
Beneath thy countenance to live.

5 And when, in smiling friendship dressed,
Death bids me quit this mortal frame,
Gently reclined on Jesu's breast,
My latest breath shall bless his name.

6 Then my unfettered soul shall rise,
And soar above yon starry spheres,
Join the fall chorus of the skies,
And sing thy praise through endless years.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Eleanor Tatlock

Tatlock, Eleanor, of Sandwich. Two vols. of her Poems were published in 1811, and her hymn "Far from Thy fold, O God, my feet" (Reconciliation) is given in Hatfield's Church Hymns, N. Y. 1872. It appeared in the Evangelical Magazine, 1798, p. 307. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Far from the fold, O God my feet
Author: Eleanor Tatlock
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #103

A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d26

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d221

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #299

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #304

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #304

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #304

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #304

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Seamen's Hymns #299

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d157

Select Hymns #d111

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Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #177

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #299

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #348

Village Hymns #d138

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