Song: As O'er the Past My Memory Strays in Songs of Gladness

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Published in Songs of Gladness (Copyright 1869, by J. E. Gould)


Page 151
Format: Words only
Meter: C. M.
Verses: 3 verses

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Verse 1
As o’er the past my memory strays,
Why heaves the secret sigh?
’Tis that I mourn departed days,
Still unprepared to die.

Verse 2
The world, and worldly things beloved,
My anxious thoughts employed;
And time, unhallowed, unimproved,
Presents a fearful void.

Verse 3
Yet, holy Father, wild despair
Chase from my laboring breast;
Thy grace it is which prompts the prayer–
That grace can do the rest.