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

Thomas B. Pollock, 1870.

Agnes Edward Burnett, 1877 (๐Ÿ”Š pdf nwc).

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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
Natureโ€™s waywardness control,
Guiding toward the heavenly goal:
Lord, in mercy hear us.