Dear Lord, take up our tangled strands

Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs
Tune: [Dear Lord, take up our tangled strands]
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1 Dear Lord, take up the tangled strands,
Where we have wrought in vain,
That by the skill of Thy dear hands
Some beauty may remain.

Transformed by grace divine,
The glory shall be Thine;
To Thy most holy will, O Lord,
We now our all resign.

2. Touch Thou the sad, discordant keys
Of ev'ry troubled breast,
And change to peaceful harmonies
The sighings of unrest. [Chorus]

3. Where broken vows in fragments lie—
The toil of wasted years,—
Do Thou make whole again, we cry,
And give a song for tears. [Chorus]

4. Take all the failures, each mistake
Of our poor, human ways,
Then, Savior, for Thine own dear sake,
Make them show forth Thy praise. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #123

Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: Dear Lord, take up our tangled strands
Title: Transformed
Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Transformed by grace divine,
Copyright: Public Domain



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