The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers

450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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344                    The Book of Praise.
O far from home thy footsteps stray ; Christ is the Life, and Christ the Way; And Christ the Light, thy setting Sun, > Sinks ere thy morning is begun ;
Haste, traveller, haste!
Awake, awake ! pursue thy way With steady course, while yet 'tis day; While thou art sleeping on the ground, Danger and darkness gather round ;
Haste, traveller, haste !
The rising tempest sweeps the sky ; The rains descend, the winds are high ; The waters swell, and death and fear Beset thy path, nor refuge near;
Haste, traveller, haste!
O yes ! a shelter you may gain, A covert from the wind and rain, A hiding-place, a rest, a home, A refuge from the wrath to come ;
Haste, traveller, haste !
Then linger not in all the plain, Flee for thy life, the mountain gain ; Look not behind, make no delay, O speed thee, speed thee on thy way ;
Haste, traveller, haste !
Poor, lost, benighted soul! art thou Willing to find salvation now ? There yet is hope ; hear mercy's call; Truth ! Life ! Light! Way ! in Christ is all!
Haste to Him, haste ! William Bengo Collyer. [1829.]






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