66. O God! Thou art my God alone

O God! Thou art my God alone;
Early to Thee my soul shall cry,
A pilgrim in a land unknown,
A thirsty land whose Springs are dry.

Oh! that it were as it hath been,
When, praying in the holy place,
Thy power and glory I have seen,
And mark'd the footsteps of Thy grace!

Yet through this rough and thorny maze,
I follow hard on Thee, my God!
Thine hand unseen upholds my ways,
I safely tread where Thou hast trod.

Thee, in the watches of the night,
When I remember on my bed,
Thy presence makes the darkness light,
Thy guardian wings are round my head.

Better than life itself Thy love,
Dearer than all beside to me;
For whom have I in heaven above,
Or who on earth, compared with Thee?

Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice,
For all Thy mercy I will give;
My soul shall still in God rejoice,
My tongue shall bless Thee while I live.

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First Line: O God! Thou art my God alone
Title: O God! Thou art my God alone
Author: James Montgomery
Publication Date: 1854
Scripture: Psalm 62
Language: English
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