114. I Look to Thee in Every Need

1 I look to Thee in every need,
And never look in vain;
I feel Thy strong and tender love,
And all is well again:
The thought of Thee is mightier far
Than sin and pain and sorrow are.

2 Discouraged in the work of life,
Disheartened by its load,
Shamed by its failures or its fears,
I sink beside the road;
But let me only think of Thee
And then new heart springs up in me.

3 Thy calmness bends serene above,
My restlessness to still;
Around me flows Thy quickening life,
To nerve my faltering will:
Thy presence fills my solitude;
Thy providence turns all to good.

4 Enfolded deep in Thy dear love,
Held in Thy law, I stand;
Thy hand in all things I behold,
And all things in Thy hand;
Thou leadest me by unsought ways,
And turnest my mourning into praise.


Text Information
First Line: I look to Thee in every need
Title: I Look to Thee in Every Need
Author: Samuel Longfellow (1864)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 8. 6. 8. 6. 8. 8.
Scripture: Psalm 30:5; Isaiah 61:3; Matthew 5:4
Topic: God: Guide; God: Presence; God: Strength and Refuge (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: O JESU
Meter: 8. 6. 8. 6. 8. 8.
Key: F Major
Source: Melody from Hirschberg Gesangbuch, 1741

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