1. O, guilty one, haste to the city of refuge,
Where mercy awaits thee, so boundless and free;
O haste with thy burden of sin and of sorrow;
Thy loving Redeemer is waiting for thee.
O fly to the refuge!
To the refuge sure and free;
With thy sin and sorrow;
Jesus waits for thee.
2. O, guilty one, haste! for the day beams are fading,
Afar on the desert; say, why wilt thou roam?
The arms of the Saviour will gladly enfold thee;
He longs with forgiveness to welcome thee home. [Chorus]
3. O, weary one, haste! for the night clouds pursue thee;
How darkly they frown on the cold mountain's brow;
The voice of the tempest is wailing around thee,
And none but the Saviour can shelter thee now. [Chorus]
Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D.
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Display Title: The City Of RefugeFirst Line: O, guilty one, haste to the city of refugeTune Title: [O, guilty one, haste to the city of refuge]Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) CrosbySource: The Gospel Awakening by Francis A. Blackmer (Springfield, Mass: F. A. Blackmer, 1888)