My heart has been too long ensnared

My heart has been too long ensnared

Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My heart has been too long ensnared,
In folly's hurtful ways;
Oh, may I be at length prepared,
To hear what wisdom says!

2 'Tis Jesus from the mercy-seat,
Invites me to his rest;
He calls poor sinners to his feet,
To make them truly blest.

3 Approach, my soul, to wisdom's gates,
Approach without delay:
No one who watches there and waits,
Shall e'er be turned away.

4 He will not let me seek in vain,
For all who trust his word
Shall everlasting life obtain,
And favor from the Lord.

5 Now I would break my league with death,
And live to thee alone;
Oh let thy Spirit's seal of faith,
Secure me for thine own.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Text Information

First Line: My heart has been too long ensnared
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #207

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d264

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXXIV

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXXIV

Union Hymns. Rev. #d251

Union Hymns. Rev. #d255

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