1 When any turn from Zion's way,
(Alas! what numbers do!)
Methinks I hear my Savior say,
"Wilt thou forsake me too?"
2 Ah! Lord, with such a heart as mine,
Unless thou hold me fast,
I feel I must, I shall decline,
And prove like them at last.
3 Yet thou alone hast power I know,
To save a wretch like me:
To whom or whither could I go,
If I should turn from thee?
4 Beyond a doubt I rest assured
Thou art the Christ of God;
Who hast eternal life secured,
By promise and by blood.
5 The help of men and angels joined,
Could never reach my case;
Nor can I hope relief to find,
But in thy boundless grace.
6 No voice but thine can give me rest,
And bid my fears depart;
No love but thine can make me blest,
And satisfy my heart.
7 What anguish has that question stirred,
If I will also go?
Yet, Lord relying on thy word,
I humbly answer, No.
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800