Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
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
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.