Christ My Song - 1917
Spared a little longer
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Spared a little longer.
"Kept by the power of God." (1 Peter 1,5)
2. Many foes surround us,
hoping to confound us,
but the Lord himself is our defence.
3. We have hearts deceitful,
and of truth forgetful,
yet our gracious Lord his people spares.
4. Pilgrims here, and strangers,
who can tell our dangers?
But our Lord will save us from them all.
5. He has dearly bought us,
hitherto has brought us,
and will lead us to himself at last.
6. By his eye directed,
by his arm protected,
we shall gain the presence of our God.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 259.