10322. Better Far Than Life To Me

1 Like a vine whose tender branches
’Round the oak have learned to cling;
So my heart has found a shelter
In Thy love, O Lord, my king.

Day by day my lips shall offer
Grateful songs of praise to Thee;
For Thy wondrous lovingkindness,
Better far than life to me.

2 As a bird on pinions weary,
Trembling seeks its parent nest,
Came my spirit heavy laden
To its refuge on Thy breast. [Refrain]

3 In Thy precious lovingkindness
Shall my trusting soul abide,
From the arrows of oppression
Guarded safe on every side. [Refrain]

4 Higher than the hills that circle
’Round Thy throne in Heaven above,
Deeper than the mighty ocean
Is Thy vast eternal love. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Like a vine whose tender branches
Title: Better Far Than Life To Me
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: Windows of Heaven New Ed. by Henry M. Wharton, rev. by I. S. Field (Baltimore: National Evangelization Society, 1898)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: BURNLEY by James McGranahan, ERIE by Charles C. Converse, FABEN by John H. Wilcox
Tune Information
Composer: John Hughes, 1872-1914
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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