The City of Refuge

O guilty one, haste to the city of refuge

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O, guilty one, haste to the city of refuge]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Representative Text

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]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #27

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: O guilty one, haste to the city of refuge
Title: The City of Refuge
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O fly to the city of refuge today
Copyright: Public Domain



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