Having a desire to depart.@Philippians 1:23

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

Robert Lowry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

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

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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.

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

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