If Thou Shalt Confess

O lost one in the wilds of sin

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [O lost one in the wilds of sin]
Published in 12 hymnals

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1. O lost one in the wilds of sin,
So long from God away;
Before thee lies an open path,
Where thou canst walk today.

For if thou shalt confess the Lord,
And in thine heart believe;
His Word is sure, it stands secure,
Thou shalt be saved,
Thou shalt be saved.

2. So many roads across the marsh
But lead to vales of night;
This one, the true and living way,
Ends in the fadeless light. [Refrain]

3. How many paths at first seem fair,
That lead to loss and pain!
This one yields comfort all the way,
The end eternal gain. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3120

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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: O lost one in the wilds of sin
Title: If Thou Shalt Confess
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For if thou shalt confess the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain



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