Scripture Verse

Having a desire to depart.@Philippians 1:23
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Robert Lowry
(1826–1899)

Words: Lau­ra El­mer, in Good as Gold, by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1880), page 75.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

We wandered from Thy fold,
So safe, so warm;
We shivered in the cold,
The pelting storm.

Refrain

O take us, take us home.
Dear Savior, take us home;
Too long, too long we’ve wandered,
Dear Savior, take us home.

All weary, worn and sore,
And sad—so sad—
We linger at Thy door;
O make us glad.

Refrain

Now keep us by Thy side,
No more to stray;
Be Thou our friend and guide
Along life’s way.

Refrain