Alas how long have I refused

Alas how long have I refused

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Alas! how long have I refused]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Alas! how long have I refused
To hear the Saviour’s call?
And yet I cannot let him go,—
My life, my hope, my all!
O Saviour, stay, I will obey
Thy voice of love divine;
O Saviour, stay, go not away,
But take this heart of mine.

2 I come, a poor, unworthy soul,
And cast myself on thee;
Here, at the cross where thou hast died,
Have mercy, Lord, on me.
O Saviour, stay, I will obey
Thy voice of love divine;
O Saviour, stay, go not away,
But take this heart of mine.

3 Faith points to thy extended form,
And whispers, look and live;
I lift mine eyes, confess my sins,
And thou dost all forgive.
O Saviour, stay, I will obey
Thy voice of love divine;
O Saviour, stay, go not away,
But take this heart of mine.

4 Oh, blessed hour of hallowed peace
I ne’er before have known!
Thy smile, my rainbow of delight,
Shines brightly from thy throne.
O Saviour, stay, I now obey
Thy voice of love divine;
O Saviour, stay, and seal today
My heart forever thine.

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #112

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Alas how long have I refused
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: O Savior stay I will obey

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