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We all, O Lord, have gone astray

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1 We all, O Lord, have gone astray,
And wandered from Thy heav'nly way.
The wilds of sin our feet have trod,
Far from the paths of Thee, our God,
Far from the paths of Thee, our God.

2 In penitential grief we sigh,
And lift to Thee our humble cry,
Won by Thy love, we turn to Him
Who died to save us from our sin,
Who died to save us from our sin.

3 Hear us, great Shepherd of Thy sheep!
Our wand'rings heal, our footsteps keep.
We seek Thy shelt'ring fold again,
Nor shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain,
Nor shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain.

4 O God! we praise Thee for Thy grace.
How sweet the smiling of Thy face!
O let Thy grace our hearts control,
And fill with love each longing soul,
And fill with love each longing soul.

5 Teach us to know and love Thy way;
And grant to life s remotest day,
By Thine unerring guidance led,
Our willing feet Thy paths may tread,
Our willing feet Thy paths may tread.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #114

Author: Josiah Pratt

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Text Information

First Line: We all, O Lord, have gone astray
Author: Josiah Pratt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


We all, O Lord, have gone astray. [The Shepherd and His wandering Sheep.] This is based upon J. Merrick's version of the last part (Tau) of Ps. cxix., published in his Psalms of David, &c, 1765. It was given in Cotterill's Selection, 1819, p. 64, and has been repeated in a few, collections in Great Britain and America. It was arranged from Merrick by Cotterill.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Cantica Laudis #d335

Christ in Song #d615

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Christ in Song #114

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Church music #429

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Church Psalmody #P119.1

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Church Psalmody #P119a

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1212

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P119a

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Psalms and Hymns #P119a

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Temple Melodies #13

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d447

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The Brethren Hymnody #192

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The Christian Psalmist #P119a

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The Church Praise Book #604

The Imperial Harmony #d304

The Modern Psalmist #d355

The National Psalmist #d223

The Olive Branch #d167

The Philharmonia #d456

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #569

The Temple Harp #d367

The Victory #d420

Union Hymns #d430

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