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Love By the King

My life was a failure, for I was astray

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [My life was a failure, for I was astray]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My life was a failure, for I was astray,
And serving the tempter from day unto day;
But now, homeward going, a glad song I sing,
For I am forgiven and loved by the King.

I’m loved by the King, He redeemed me,
His praises rejoicing I sing;
I’m lonely no more, my wand’rings are o’er,
I’m loved by the King, hallelujah!

2 The world could not help me, all friends I had lost,
Alone and in sorrow, by billows was tossed;
But now I have Some-One to whom I may cling,
And look to in trouble,—I’m loved by the King. [Refrain]

3 O soul, lost in darkness, my King is the Lord,
Who also for you has His life-blood outpoored;
So asking forgiveness, your heart to Him bring,
That you may forever be loved by the King. [Refrain]

Source: Spiritual Life Songs: of the Radio Church #97

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: My life was a failure, for I was astray
Title: Love By the King
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: I'm loved by the King, He redeemed me
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Spiritual Life Songs #97

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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