From Egypt Lately Freed

From Egypt Lately Freed
#337 Gadsby’s Hymns and Olney Hymns
Words: John Newton alt. by Chris Villegas

From Egypt lately freed,
By our Redeemer’s grace,
A rough and thorny path we tread,
In hopes to see His face.

Our flesh dislikes the way,
But faith approves it well;
This only leads to endless day
All others lead to hell.

The promised land of peace,
Faith keeps in constant view;
How different from the wilderness
We now are passing through!

Here often from our eyes
Clouds hide the light divine;
There we shall have unclouded skies,
Our Sun will always shine.

Here griefs, and cares, and pains,
And fears distress us sore;
But there eternal pleasure reigns,
And we shall weep no more.

Lord, pardon our complaints,
We follow at Thy call;
The joy prepared for suffering saints,
Will make amends for all.

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~ by cvillegas on October 16, 2007.

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