If I have sorrow for my sin

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1 If I have sorrow for my sin,
If I have faith and love within,
Then God will give me life and light,
And daily strength to do the right.

Chorus:
Oh, lead me, Lord, along the way,
Teach me thy will, nor let me stray;
I turn away from self and sin,
I pray thee make me pure within.

2 If I have sorrow for my sin,
I know that heavenly light shines in.
The Holy One, with light divine,
Has made me see this heart of mine. [Chorus]

3 If I have sorrow for my sin,
His pardon I must seek to win;
And this the only plea I make,
O Lord, forgive for Jesus' sake. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #24

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: If I have sorrow for my sin
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: O, lead me, Lord



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