90. 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.

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!

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

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: To thine eternal arms, O God
Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1846)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1950
Topic: God the Father: His Love and Fatherhood; God: Guidance, His; God: Love and Fatherhood, His (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: FEDERAL STREET
Composer: Henry K. Oliver (1832)
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major



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