Christ My Song - 928
Lord, when I wander from thy side - Cleaving to the Lord
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Cleaving to the Lord.
1. Lord, when I wander from thy side,
't is darkness, sorrow, gloom;
for thou art Life, and Light: beside
all else is but the tomb. PDF - Midi
2. When near to thee, the heavens are bright
with sunniest beams of love;
I taste the earnest of delight
prepared for saints above.
3. Oh, give me, Lord, that cleaving heart
that near thee must abide:
and let me feel the instant smart
of wand'ring from thy side.
4. Thy love the world has long o'ercome;
I thirst for it no more:
I wait, till thou shalt take me home,
to see thee and adore.
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 66-67.