1 I am coming, gentle Savior,
Take me firmly by the hand;
Keep me in the narrow pathway,
Leading to the heavenly land;
For my feet have oft been straying
In forbidden paths of sin,
And from Thee my heart has wandered;
Make me, keep me pure within.
2 I am coming, gentle Savior,
Coming quickly unto Thee;
For I hear Thy sweet voice calling,
Oh, poor sinner, come to Me!
And I know that Thou art mighty,
Thou canst wash me free from sin;
Take my heart, O Lord, and cleanse it,
And forever dwell within.
3 I am coming, gentle Savior,
I have naught but love to bring,
Save a heart both weak and sinful,
But to Thee, my all, I cling;
Naught to bring, but Thou hast called me,
Thy great love is all my plea,
All the world I leave behind me,
And to Thy dear arms I flee.
Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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