As Hagar in the desert

As Hagar in the desert

Author: F. S. Smith
Tune: [As Hagar in the desert]
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1 As Hagar in the desert,
Thrust forth by blows and strife,
Sat lonely by the well side,
Aweary of her life,
There came the angel message,
Arise and homeward fare;
For, though the wild seemed empty,
The mighty God was there.

2 When secret sins beset me,
And temptings snare my feet,
Till hid from human vision
I think their fruits are sweet;
Thy presence hovers o’er me,
I cannot hide or flee—
O thought how dread and awful,
That Thou, God, seest me.

3 When turned from paths of evil,
I dare not seek Thy face,
But kneel in deep abasement
Before the throne of grace;
When only tears are telling
The prayers I bring to Thee,
O thought how sweet and tender,
That Thou, God, seest me.

4 When, lost in life’s great desert,
Worn out by sin and strife,
I sit beside the fountain
Where springs the stream of life,
Send Thou the angel message;
Let my one comfort be,
Still, still, where’er I wander,
That Thou, God, seest me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9891

Author: F. S. Smith

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First Line: As Hagar in the desert
Author: F. S. Smith


The Cyber Hymnal #9891
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