You have left your first love.@Revelation 2:4

Amanda C. Griffith, in Crowning Glory No. 2 (Chicago, Illinois: P. Bilhorn, 1890), number 154.

Peter P. Bilhorn (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Peter P. Bilhorn (1865-1936)

Drifting away from Christ in thy youth,
Drifting away from mercy and truth,
Drifting to sin in tenderest youth,
Drifting away from God.

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Brother, the Savior has called you before,
See! you are nearing eternity’s shore!
Soon you may perish, be lost evermore;
Jesus now calls for you.

Drifting away from mother and home,
Drifting away in sorrow to roam,
Drifting where peace and rest cannot come,
Drifting away from God.

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Drifting away on sin’s treacherous tide,
Drifting where death and darkness abide,
Drifting from Heav’n away in your pride,
Drifting away from God.

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Drifting away from hope’s blessèd shore,
Drifting away where wild breakers roar;
Drifted and stranded, wrecked evermore,
Far from the light of God.

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Why will you drift on billows of shame,
Spurning His grace again and again?
Soon you’ll be lost! in sin to remain,
Ever away from God.

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