6949. To Thine Eternal Arms, O God

1. To Thine eternal arms, O God,
Take us, Thine erring children, in;
From dangerous paths too boldly trod,
From wandering thoughts and dreams of sin.

2. Those arms were round our childhood’s ways,
A guard through helpless years to be;
O leave not our maturer days!
We still are helpless without Thee.

3. We trusted hope and pride and strength;
Our strength proved false, our pride was vain;
Our dreams have faded all at length—
We come to Thee, O Lord, again!

4. A guide to trembling steps yet be!
Give us of Thine eternal power!
So shall our paths all lead to Thee,
And life still smile, like childhood’s hour.

Text Information
First Line: To Thine eternal arms, O God
Title: To Thine Eternal Arms, O God
Author: Thomas W. Higginson (1846)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion, by Samuel Longfellow & Samuel Johnson, 1846
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: FEDERAL STREET
Composer: Henry Kemble Oliver (1832)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33343 55434 44334
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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