Scripture Verse

He shall save His people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

Introduction

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James H. Fillmore, Sr.
(1849–1936)

Words: Vi­o­la M. Zink, in Heart Songs, ed­it­ed by Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1893), page 9.

Music: Ra­jas­than James H. Fil­lmore (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Save me from sin, my blessèd Lord, I pray,
Save me from sin, thro’ all the weary day;
From foes without, from doubts and fears within,
Oh, heav’nly Father, save, I pray from sin.

Save me from sin, when tempted sore and tried,
When worldly joys allure on every side;
When all seems bright, and life one joyous day,
Then, heav’nly Father, save from sin, I pray.

Save me from sin, when life seems dark and drear,
Oh, let me feel Thy tender presence near;
Help me to trust when darkness veils my way,
Oh, heav’nly Father, save from sin, I pray.

Save me from sin, when evening shadows fall,
Hold Thou my hand, on Thee alone I call;
Guide Thou my steps, thro’ all the darksome way,
Then, heav’nly Father, save at last, I pray.