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Hymn: I've wandered long in folly's maze (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: I've wandered long in folly's maze

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: Silas Leonard

Composer: Silas Leonard

Meter: 8s and 6s

Tune: Hibernia

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 098, click to see hymnal pages


I've wandered long in folly's maze,

Wildly pur-su-ing sweets that cloy 

And madly tracing sins' dark ways,

Which lead but to de-stroy;

But now by faith I trace the way, the narrow path to life and light,

Which leads to everlasting day,

To climes of pure de-light.

Farewell, farewell, ye joys of earth,

I'm on my way to heaven above;

I join not in your noisy mirth,

I sing my Saviour's love:

I sing the joys of sins forgiven;

My soul is filled with light and peace;

I sing the hope that lifts to heaven,

The place where Jesus is.

Farewell to sorrow, toil, and care,

And sin a final full adieu;

My heart's in heaven, my treasure's there;

I've Canaan's land in view.

Loved ones have gone to that blest land,

Who oft have joined with me in prayer;

I long to join that glorious band,

And dwell forever there.