Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
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>
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.