I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely.@Hosea 14:4
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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Fan­ny Cro­sby, in Best En­dea­vor Hymns, by Al­lan San­key & John R. Cle­ments (New York: Big­low & Main, 1907), num­ber 127.

Palo Alto I. Al­lan San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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I. Allan Sankey (1874–1915)

Drifting away from the Savior,
Casting reproach on the Lord;
Drifting away from His temple,
Heeding no longer His word.

Refrain

Drifting away, drifting away,
Drifting away from the Savior,
Drifting, still drifting away.

Drifting away from the Savior,
Slighting and grieving His love;
Drifting away from the mansions,
He is preparing above.

Refrain

Drifting away from the Savior,
He who has showed you the way;
Drifting away from His teaching,
Farther and farther each day.

Refrain

Drifting away from the Savior,
Still He is mindful of thee.
Come unto Him and believing,
Pardoned thro’ grace thou shalt be.

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