76. Ye humble souls, approach your God

1 Ye humble souls, approach your God
With songs of sacred praise;
For He is good, immensely good,
And kind are all His ways.

2 All nature owns His guardian care;
In Him we live and move;
But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of His love.

3 He gave His Son, His only Son,
To ransom rebel worms.
'Tis here He makes His goodness known
In it divinest forms.

4 To this dear refuge, Lord we come;
'Tis here our hope relies;
A safe defense, a peaceful home,
When storms of trouble rise.

5 Thine eye beholds with kind regard,
The souls who trust in Thee;
Their humble hope Thou wilt reward
With bliss divinely free.

6 Great God, to Thy almighty Love,
What honors shall we raise?
Not all the raptured songs above
Can render equal praise.

Text Information
First Line: Ye humble souls, approach your God
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: God: His Mercy and Faithfulness; Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #53 or #89
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Source from index: Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621

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