Scripture Verse

You have left your first love. Revelation 2:4

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Frank A. Simp­kins, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Drifting away from the Savior,
Drifting to lands unknown,
Drifting away by night and by day,
Drifting, yes, drifting alone.

Refrain

Drifting away from the Savior,
Drifting away from His love,
While the Savior is tenderly calling,
You are drifting away from God.

Drifting away from the Savior,
He who would bear your load;
Drifting away by night and by day,
Drifting, yes, drifting from God.

Refrain

Drifting away from the Savior,
Fearlessly on you go;
Drifting away by night and by day,
Drifting to regions of woe.

Refrain

Drifting away from the Savior,
Even the angels weep;
Still you drift on with mirth and with song,
Out on the fathomless deep.

Refrain