Drifting Away

Out on the billow, lured by tempter

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Out on the billow, lured by the tempter]
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1 Out on the billow, lur’d by the tempter,
Grieving the lov’d ones by night and by day;
Turn thee, O lost one, dreaming of pleasure,
Why art thou drifting, still drifting away?

Drifting away, drifting away,
Farther from hope and farther astray;
Out of the light, into the night,
Why art thou drifting, still drifting away?

2 Out on the billow, still thou art drifting,
Farther and farther away on the tide;
Clouds in the distance, darkness around thee,
No one to help thee, and no one to guide. [Refrain]

3 Out on the billow, lonely and weary,
Conscious of danger, O why wilt thou roam?
Lov’d ones are watching, earnestly longing,
Eagerly waiting to welcome thee home. [Refrain]

4 Fly then to Jesus, trust in His mercy,
Hear the glad message, O hear and obey—
“I am thy Refuge, Rock, and Salvation,
I will receive thee; why longer delay?” [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #88

Author: Fanny Crosby

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First Line: Out on the billow, lured by tempter
Title: Drifting Away
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Drifting away, drifting away
Copyright: Public Domain


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Christian Endeavor Hymns #88

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