8168. Lost In The Wildering Maze Of Sin

1 Lost in the wildering maze of sin,
And far from God astray,
The wicked, guiled by Satan’s arts,
Pursue their dreadful way.

2 From day to day they roam for rest,
But all their search in vain;
They seek the living ’mong the dead,
And joy where sorrows reign.

3 Estranged from Thee, Thou God of peace!
What peace can sinners find?
What, but the phantom Satan gives
To lure the captive mind?

4 The wicked, like the troubled sea,
In restless motion rage,
And with their conscience, and with Thee,
Unceasing warfare wage.

5 Till Thou direct our feet aright,
And guide us by Thy love,
From Heaven and peace, and safety far,
Our wandering footsteps rove.

6 When faith, uplifting meek her eye,
Beholds Thine anger cease,
And grace inspires the hope of Heaven—
This, this alone is peace.

Text Information
First Line: Lost in the wildering maze of sin
Title: Lost In The Wildering Maze Of Sin
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, fifth edition, by Thomas Cotterill (London: Hatchard and Seely, 1814)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Courteville (1696)
Meter: CM
Key: A Major
Source: Select Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Parish Church and Tabernacle of St. James', Westminster, 1696
Copyright: Public Domain

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