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My Savior, mid life's varied scene

My Savior, mid life's varied scene

Author: Elizabeth A. E. Godwin
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. My Savior, ’mid life’s varied scene,
Be Thou my Stay;
Guide me through each perplexing path,
To perfect day.
In weakness and in sin I stand;
Still faith can clasp Thy mighty hand,
And follow at Thy dear command.

2. My Savior, I have naught to bring
Worthy of Thee;
A broken heart Thou will not spurn
Accept of me;
I need Thy righteousness divine,
I plead Thy promises as mine,
I perish if I am not Thine.

3. My Savior, wilt Thou turn away
From such a cry?
My Refuge, wilt Thou me forget
And must I die?
Faith trembles; but her glance of light
Has pierced through regions dark as night
And entered into realms of light.

4. My Savior, ’mid Heaven’s glorious throng
I see Thee there,
Pleading with all Thy matchless love
And tender care;
Not for the angel forms around,
But for lost souls in fetters bound,
That they may hear salvation’s sound.

5. My Savior, thus I find my rest,
Alone with Thee;
Beneath Thy wing I have no fear
Of what may be.
Strengthened with Thy all-glorious might,
I shall be conqueror in the fight,
Then give to Thee my crown of light.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4452

Author: Elizabeth A. E. Godwin

Godwin, Elizabeth Ayton, née Etheridge, daugher of William Ellis Etheridge, was born at Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, July 4, 1817; married in 1849 to Mr. C. Godwin, and died at Stoke Bishop in 1889. She published Songs for the Weary, 1865; and Songs amidst Daily Life. Her hymn in common use is "My Saviour, 'mid life's varied scene" (Lent), written whilst yet a girl, and first printed in the Evangelical Magazine, and then in Songs for the Weary, 1873. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: My Savior, mid life's varied scene
Author: Elizabeth A. E. Godwin



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