Scripture Verse

They that are far from Thee shall perish. Psalm 73:27


Words: Tho­mas B. Poll­ock, 1870.

Music: Ag­nes Ed­ward Bun­nett, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bun­nett (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Thomas B. Pollock (1836–1896)


Jesus, we are far away
From the light of heavenly day;
Lost in paths of sin we stray:
Lord, in mercy hear us.

Help us to bewail our sin,
And, in heavenly strength, begin
Daily victories to win:
Lord, in mercy hear us.

May Thy wisdom be our guide,
Comfort, rest, and peace provide
Near to Thy protecting side:
Lord, in mercy hear us.

Fix our hearts on things on high;
Let no evil thoughts come nigh;
Purge from sin our memory:
Lord, in mercy hear us.

May Thy grace within the soul
Nature’s waywardness control,
Guiding toward the heavenly goal:
Lord, in mercy hear us.