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In thy love

Father, I am weak and sinful Ever prone to go astray

Author: Neal A. McAulay
Tune: [Father, I am weak and sinful]
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 Father, I am weak and sinful,
Ever prone to go astray;
Like a wayward child of error,
I so often lose my way.

In Thy love, O God, have mercy;
In Thy grace redeem my soul;
Bring me back, O gentle Shepherd,
keep me safe within Thy fold.

2 In the billows of temptation,
When its waves are running high.
Bear me o'er life's sea of trouble,
Leave me not to sink and die. [Chorus]

3 Father, when the shades are falling,
And the night of death is near,
Guide me thro' the gloomy valley,
With Thy light my journey cheer. [Chorus]

4 Open, then, the pearly portals,
That unworthy though I be,
I may join the ransomed legions,
There to dwell eternally. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Praises #177

Author: Neal A. McAulay

McAulay, Neal A. (Nova Scotia, March, 1854--?). Born of Scottish parents "in the English town of Nova Scotia." At age 21 he moved to Boston and from there to Portland, Maine, in 1876. Converted in 1877; went to Chicago in 1882, and entered McCormick Theological Seminary in 1883 (B.D., 1886). Pastorates in Presbyterian churches in Wilton, Iowa (1886-1907) and Lyons, Louisiana (1907-?). In 1889 began writing gospel hymns. --Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, I am weak and sinful Ever prone to go astray
Title: In thy love
Author: Neal A. McAulay


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