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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.

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 >

Text Information

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