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Out in the Damp and Cold

Out in the damp and cold

Author: Lucy A. Bennett
Tune: CARTON (Foxwell)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Out in the damp and cold,
Out in the night;
Far from the shelt’ring fold,
Far from the right:
Ruin’d by nature’s fall,
Lost, with no hope at all;
Listen, ‘tis Mercy’s call,
“Let there be light.”

2 Empty thy heart and sad,
Where wouldst thou flee?
Jesus will make thee glad—
Pardon is free:
Not for the good and great,
Clad in their robes of state;
Soul! One at mercy’s gate
Waiteth for thee.

3 Far from the Father’s face
Why wilt thou roam?
Fair is yon dwelling-place,
Make it thy home:
Lights in the window shine,
Spread is the feast divine;
Soul, be that portion thine!
Come, sinner, come.

4 Though not a heart beside
Cared for thy pain;
Though not a human guide,
Earth should retain:
Love that is tried and strong,
Love that has waited long,
Borne on the wings of song,
Calleth again.

5 Turn not the Lord away,
Kingly the Guest!
Think not, “Some other day”;
Come and be blest:
Haste to the piercèd side,
Bathe in the crimson tide,
Trust in the Crucified;
Here, here is rest!

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #534

Author: Lucy A. Bennett

Lucy A. Bennett was born on January 8, 1850 in Green Farm, Falfield, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. She was a staunch Methodist and a poet. She began to write poems, hymns and prose at an early age. As a young woman, she attended Keswick Conventions where she met and corresponded with prominent Christian leaders, including Christina Rosseti and C. H. Spurgeon. She was active at Mount Pleasant Chapel where she arranged for ministers, led a Bible Class for women, and visited and helped the poor and needy. She helped to found All Nations College, Upper Norwood and Mount Hermon College, Streatham Common. She died on March 10, 1927 Dianne Shapiro, from Mid-Victorian Poetry, 1860-1879: an annotated biobiliography by Catherine W. Reilly (Lon… Go to person page >

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First Line: Out in the damp and cold
Title: Out in the Damp and Cold
Author: Lucy A. Bennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #534

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