Lord, When Through Sin I Wander

Lord, when through sin I wander

Author: Charles E. Smith
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Lord! when through sin I wander
So very far from Thee,
I think in some far country
Thy sinless home must be;
But when with earnest sorrow
I pray Thee to forgive,
Thy pardon is so perfect,
That in Thy Heav’n I live.

2 That Heav’n, Lord, so surrounds me
That when I do the right,
The saddest path of duty
Is lightened by its light;
I know not what its glories
Before Thy throne must be,
But here Thy smiling presence
Is heav’n on earth to me.

3 To love the right and do it,
Is to my heart so sweet,
It makes the path of duty
A shining, golden street
Within Thy heav’nly kingdom:
Lord, let me never stray,
Then Heav’n, within, about me,
Shall compass all my way.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8479

Author: Charles E. Smith

Smith, Charles, an officer in the National Provincial Bank, born at Hackney, London, Jan. 29, 1844, is the author of “Lord! when through sin I wander" (Holy Labour), and "When in the morning I awake" (Joy and Sorrow alike from God), which were written for Horder's Book of Praise for Children, 1875. The former was revised for Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, when through sin I wander
Title: Lord, When Through Sin I Wander
Author: Charles E. Smith
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8479
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The Cyber Hymnal #8479

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