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Drifting Away

From God and His precepts

Author: E. A. Barnes
Tune: [From God and His precepts]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From God and His precepts
So holy and bright;
From paths that are pleasant
Because they are right;
From truths in the Bible
That all should obey--
'Tis sad that so many are drifting away!

Drifting away, drifting away,
'Tis sad that so many are drifting away!

2 From words that were spoken
When Jesus was here;
From all His kind teachings,
So simple, so dear;
From hope in His favor,
That soul-cheering ray--
'Tis sad that so many are drifting away! [Refrain]

3 From grace that is waiting
New prospects to give;
From love that will help them
A new life to live'
From heaven's bright portals
At life's final day--
"Tis sad that so many are drifting away! [Refrain]

Source: Coronation Hymns #53

Author: E. A. Barnes

Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From God and His precepts
Title: Drifting Away
Author: E. A. Barnes
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Drifting away, drifting away
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Assembly Songs #64

Children's Diadem #d24


Coronation Hymns #53

Gospel Bells #d36

Gospel Bells #d36

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Gospel Bells #76

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #119

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