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"Songs by the Way"
The Poetical Writings of the Right Rev. George Washington Doane, D.D., LL.D.

Arranged and Edited by His Son, William Croswell Doane

New York: D. Appleton, 1860.


"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus, came
into the world, to save sinners."

YES, it is a faithful saying,
     Christ, the Saviour, died for me:
Haste my soul, without delaying,
     To His great atonement, flee.

Shall the Lord of earth and heaven,
     Sojourning with sinful men,
Die, that they may be forgiven,
     Yet his death, be all in vain?

No, by every drop, that's streaming
     Down, from that accursed tree,
By Thy death, my soul redeeming,
     Saviour, I will come to Thee!

Worldly riches, honours, pleasures,
     Shall no more, my soul detain;
Dearer, Thou, than all the treasures,
     Earth can give, or life can gain.

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