This World Is a Wilderness Wide

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1 This world is a wilderness wide—
I have nothing to seek or to choose;
I’ve no thought in the waste to abide;
I’ve nothing to regret or to lose.

2 The path where our Savior is gone
Has led up to His Father and God—
To the place where He's now on the throne,
And His strength shall be mine on the road.

3 With Him shall our rest be on high,
When in holiness bright I sit down—
In the joy of His love ever nigh—
In the peace that His presence shall crown.

4 'Tis the treasure i’ve found in His love,
That has made me now pilgrims below;
And 'tis there, when O reach Him above,
As I’m known, all His fulness I’ll know.

5 And, Savior, 'tis Thou from on high,
I await till the time Thou shalt come
To take him Thou hast led by Thine eye,
To Thyself in Thy heavenly home.

Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #364

Author: John Nelson Darby

Darby, John Nelson, M.A., youngest son of John Darby of Leap, King's Co., Ireland, was born at Westminster, Nov. 18, 1800; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1819; and in due course was called to the Bar. He subsequently took Holy Orders; but in a short time allied himself with the Plymouth Brethren. In the exercise of his ministry amongst them he visited most parts of the world, and translated the Bible into English, French, and German. His published works, including a Synopsis of the Books of the Bible; Notes on Revelations, &c, are numerous. He died at Bournemouth, April 29, 1882. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Hark, ten thousand voices crying. The Second Advent anticipated. Praise. Appeared in Hy… Go to person page >

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Title: This World Is a Wilderness Wide
Author: John Nelson Darby



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