Far let me flee from worldly sin

Far let me flee from worldly sin

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

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I
Far let me flee from worldly sin,
Nor look behind, but onward press;
Lest the deceit that lurks within,
Should link the soul to worldliness.

II
Ah! whither shall I flee, my God?
There is no refuge but in Thee,
And Thy command exceeding broad,
Condemns my soul’s perversity.

III
But in Thy grace my troubled soul
Would find forgiveness freely given;
And in Thy Spirit’s firm control,
A power to lift me nearer heaven.

IV
Thus shall I flee from worldly sin,
Nor look behind, but onward press,
And daily fight, and daily win
The rich reward of righteousness.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far let me flee from worldly sin
Greek Title: πόῤῥω ἐκφευξώμεθα κόσμου, ἅπαν τὸ ἁμάρτημα
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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