Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

319. O Lord! my best desires fulfil

1 O Lord! my best desires fulfil,
And help me to resign
Life, health, and comfort to thy will;
And make thy pleasure mine.

2 Why should I shrink at thy command
Whose love forbids my fears?
Or tremble at the gracious hand
That wipes away my tears?

3 No; let me rather freely yield
What most I prize to thee,
Who never hast a good withheld,
Or wilt withhold from me.

4 Wisdom and mercy guide my way:
Shall I resist them both?
Short-sighted creature of a day,
And crush'd before the moth?

5 But ah! my heart within me cries,
Still bind me to thy sway;
Else the next cloud that veils my skies
Drives all these thoughts away.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord! my best desires fulfil
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1827
Topic: Duties of Piety
Tune Information
(No tune information)



Media
More media are available on the text authority page.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements