Our wilful hearts have gone astray

Our wilful hearts have gone astray

Author: Louis FitzGerald Benson
Tune: [Our wilful hearts have gone astray]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Our wilful hearts have gone astray;
Our feet have wandered far away;
O God, remember not the day
When we forsook Thy love.

2 O patient eyes that saw us go!
O careless hearts to grieve Thee so;
O feet how swift to leave, how slow
When we came back to love!

3 We followed far the wayward will;
Our eyes turned home from ev’ry hill;
They saw Thee waiting, watching still
When we looked back to love.

4 Forgive that we have turned aside;
Our weary hearts in Thee would hide;
What joy forever to abide
In Thee, and know Thy love!

Amen.

Source: The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #211

Author: Louis FitzGerald Benson

Benson, Louis FitzGerald, D.D., was born at Philadelphia, Penn., July 22, 1855, and educated at the University of Penn. He was admitted to the Bar in 1877, and practised until 1884. After a course of theological studies he was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, in 1888. His pastorate of the Church of the Redeemer, Germantown, Phila., extended from his ordination in 1888 to 1894, when he resigned and devoted himself to literary and Church work at Philadelphia. He edited the series of Hymnals authorised for use by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., as follows:— (1) The Hymnal, Phila., 1895; (2) The Chapel Hymnal, 1898; and (3) The School Hymnal, 1899. Dr. Benson's hymnological writings are somewh… Go to person page >

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Author: Louis FitzGerald Benson

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American Student Hymnal #d261
Christian Song #d270
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