Drifting Away from Jesus

Drifting away from Jesus, Far from his gentle fold

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Tune: [Drifting away from Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius

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1 Drifting away from Jesus,
Far from His gentle fold,
Wrecked on the waves of sorrow,
Out in the night so cold.

Refrain 1-3:
Oh, am I lost forever?
Lost amid fiendish din?
Oh, can there be no lifeboat
On the dark ocean of sin?

2 Drifting away from Jesus,
Day after day I glide,
Swiftly the billows bear me
Over the surging tide. [Refrain]

3 Drifting away from Jesus,
Helpless, and tossed with care;
Soon I shall land forever
Somewhere, I know not where. [Refrain]

4 Drifting away from Jesus,
Far from His courts of love,
Oh, do you see! A lifeboat
Sails from the ports above!

Refrain 4:
Over the bounding billows,
Jesus, my Savior, sends
Help to my storm-tossed spirit;
Praise to the Friend of friends!

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley

Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942 Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California. Teasley en­tered the min­is­try of the Church of God de­nom­in­a­tion in 1896, and pas­tored in New York. Some­time af­ter 1910, he be­came Gen­er­al Man­a­ger of the Gos­pel Trump­et Com­pa­ny, where he worked un­til 1917. He then worked as gen­er­al man­ag­er of War­ner Press (1917-18). His works in­clude: Historical Ge­o­graphy of the Bi­ble, 1898, 1917 The Ho­ly Spir­it and Other Spir­its, 1904 How to Con­duct a Sun­day School, 1911 The Go­spel Guide-book, 1918 The Bi­ble and How to In­ter­pret It, 1918 Lyrics-- At the Cross of Je­sus Bow­ing Back to the Bless­èd Old Bi­ble… Go to person page >

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First Line: Drifting away from Jesus, Far from his gentle fold
Title: Drifting Away from Jesus
Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Am I lost forever



Timeless Truths #549


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