Far From the Lord I Wander’d Long

 

1.Far from the Lord I wander’d long
   In enchantments of time and place,
   Sunk deep in my sins, immers’d in wrong,
   Forgetting a Savior’s grace.

   Refrain
   O, Jesus, dear Lord, my heart
   Is opening now the door.
   Come in today, come forever to stay,
   My life to be, evermore!

 

2.Grieving for Adam’s dying seed
   In the bondage of sin and shame,
   From glories of heaven to meet our need,
   In pity the Savior came.

   Refrain
   O, Jesus, dear Lord, my heart
   Is opening now the door.
   Come in today, come forever to stay,
   My life to be, evermore!

 

3.Mockery’s crimson cloth He wore,
   And His crown was a crown of thorn,
   And, high on the cross, the pains He bore
   The sins of a world have borne!

   Refrain
   O, Jesus, dear Lord, my heart
   Is opening now the door.
   Come in today, come forever to stay,
   My life to be, evermore!

 

4.Folly and sin of humankind!
   So unwilling our Lord to know,
   We wander our deserts, faint and blind!
   How long shall we scorn Him so? 

   Refrain
   O, Jesus, dear Lord, my heart
   Is opening now the door.
   Come in today, come forever to stay,
   My life to be, evermore!
Amen

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