CCCXXXIV. Ye humble souls, approach your God

1 Ye humble souls, approach your God
With songs of sacred praise,
For he is good, supremely 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 diviner forms.

4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come,
'Tis here our hope relies;
A safe defence, 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 honours shall we raise?
Not all th'angelic songs above
Can render equal praise.

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First Line: Ye humble souls, approach your God
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Topic: Inviting
Source: Common Prayer Book
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