Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.@John 8:32

Sa­die Ster­ling, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1901), num­ber 33.

Car­i­dad Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel
(1855–1933)

A long time I struggled with conflicts within,
I longed to be free from the burden of sin,
My heart was so wayward tho’ oft I had tried
To yield up my will to the dear Crucified.

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I longed to be free, oh, I longed to be free!
From bondage and sin, how I longed to be free!

I heard the glad story of pardon so free,
And mercy abundant for sinners like me;
But pride was my master,
I stilled my heart’s moan,
And went on my way, feeling sad, and so lone.

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At last His love conquered, I flew to His breast,
And cried in my anguish, O Lord, give me rest!
I heard His sweet voice say, Fear not, I am near,
Thy prayer I have answered, thy pardon is here.

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No longer in sadness or sorrow I roam,
My Savior goes with me,
My heart is His home;
I tell Him my troubles, and all that alarms,
He whispers most sweetly,
Come, hide in My arms.

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