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Hymn: I love to steal awhile away (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: I love to steal awhile away

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM

Tune: Dunlap's Creek

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 365, click to see hymnal pages


I love to steal awhile away

From every cumb'ring care;

And spend the hours of setting day,

In humble, grateful prayers.

I love in solitude to shed

The penitential tear;

And all his promises to plead,

Where none but God can hear.

I love to think on mercies past,

And future good implore;

And all my cares and sorrows cast

On him whom I adore.

I love by faith to take a view

Of brighter scenes in heaven;

The prospect does my strength renew,

While here by tempests driven.

Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er,

May its departing ray

Be calm at this impressive hour,

And lead to endless day.