58. I Love Thee, O My Lord

1 I love Thee, O my Lord, my Might,
My Rock, my Fortress, Saving Power,
My God, my Trust, my Shield in fight,
My great Salvation, my High Tower,
My great Salvation, my High Tower.

2 I to Jehovah lift my prayer,
To Whose great name all praise we owe,
So shall I by his watchful care
Be kept in safety from my foe.
Be kept in safety from my foe.

3 By floods of wickedness distressed,
With deadly sorrows compassed round,
My soul, with mortal pain oppressed,
Within the snares of death was found.
Within the snares of death was found.

4 Distressed I called upon the Lord,
And cried to God my prayer to hear;
My voice He from His temple heard;
My cry ascended to His ear.
My cry ascended to His ear.

5 Lo, then the mountains firm did quake;
The trembling earth throughout its frame
Did from its deep foundations shake.
For He in His fierce anger came.
For He in His fierce anger came.

Text Information
First Line: I love Thee, O my Lord, my might
Title: I Love Thee, O My Lord
Author: Anonymous
Meter: L.M. 8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Scripture:
Topic: Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales; Psalms
Notes: I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength. Ps. 18:1.
Tune Information
Name: ROTHWELL
Composer: William Tans'ur, 1706-1783
Meter: L.M. 8.8.8.8.
Incipit: 13515 43212 34556
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: M.M. 96



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