Loosed from my God, and far removed

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 395 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

LOOSED from my God, and far removed,
Long have I wandered to and fro,
Through life in endless circles round,
Not finding peace and rest below:
To Thee, my God, at last I fly,
O bless me, Saviour, now draw nigh.

Selfish pursuits and pleasure’s maze,
The things of earth, for Thee I leave;
Stretch forth Thy pardoning hand of grace,
And my lost life to Thee receive;
Take this unstable soul of mine,
And make it, Saviour, ever Thine.

Fill me with life, and love, and peace,
Stablish and keep my settled heart;
In Thee may all my wanderings cease,
From Thee no more may I depart;
Thy utmost kindness may I prove,
Loved with an everlasting love!

Author: Charles Wesley (1707-88)
Tune: Peniel Prayer
Composer: Christopher Laws (b.1946)
(This tune is published in ‘Worthy the Lamb’, a recently-produced book of new tunes for Reformed worship, which is available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2Dv6yEl)

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