Dying from home, and lost

Companion, draw nigh, they say I must die

Author: S. M. Brown
Tune: [Companion, draw nigh they say I must die]
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Companion, draw nigh they say I must die,
Early the summons has come from on high,
The way is so dark, and yet I must go,
Oh, that such sorrow you never may know.

Only a pray’r only a tear,
O if sister and mother were here;
Only a song ‘twill comfort and cheer,
Only a word from that book so dear.

2 Ah! can you not bow and pray with me now?
Sad the regret we have never learned how,
To come before Him, who only can save,
Leading in triumph thro’ death and the grave. [Refrain]

3 Ah! can you not sing a song of His love,
How He came down from the mansions above
To bleed and to die on Calvary’s tree,
Bringing salvation to sinners like me. [Refrain]

4 Alas! it is so; but thus it must be;
No word of comfort or promise for me;
To die without God; or hope in His Son,
Covered in darkness, bereaved and undone. [Refrain]

5 O people of God who have His blest word,
Will you not heed the command of your Lord
And publish to all of Adam’s lost race,
Pardon, forgiveness, salvation thro’ grace. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #111

Author: S. M. Brown

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Text Information

First Line: Companion, draw nigh, they say I must die
Title: Dying from home, and lost
Author: S. M. Brown
Refrain First Line: Only a prayer, only a tear



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