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.
|First Line:||Ye humble souls, approach your God|
|Author:||Anne Steele (1760)|
|Topic:||God: His Mercy and Faithfulness; Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity|
|Notes:||Alternate tune #53 or #89|
|Notes:||Source from index: Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621|