Scripture Verse

I have sinned against Heaven.@Luke 15:18

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Words: James Mont­gom­e­ry, 1829.

Music: En­ni­us Le­on­ard C. Ev­er­ett (1818–1867) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Leonard C. Everett
(1818–1867)

Lyrics

People of the living God,
I have sought the world around;
Paths of sin and sorrow trod,
Peace and comfort nowhere found:
Now to you my spirit turns—
Turns a fugitive unblest;
Brethren, where your altar burns,
Oh, receive me into rest.

Lonely I no longer roam
Like the cloud, the wind, the wave;
Where you dwell shall be my home,
Where you die shall be my grave;
Mine the God whom you adore;
Your Redeemer shall be mine;
Earth can fill my soul no more—
Every idol I resign.

Tell me not of gain and loss,
Ease, enjoyment, pomp, and pow’r;
Welcome poverty and cross,
Shame reproach, affliction’s hour.
Follow Me—I know Thy voice;
Jesus, Lord, Thy steps I see;
Now I take Thy yoke by choice,
Light Thy burden now to me.