11912. O Lord, My Best Desire Fulfill

1 O Lord, my best desire fulfill,
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 Thy favor, all my journey through,
Thou art engaged to grant;
What else I want, or think I do,
’Tis better still to want.

5 Wisdom and mercy guide my way,
Shall I resist them both?
A poor blind creature of a day,
And crushed before the moth!

6 But ah! my inward spirit 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 desire fulfill
Title: O Lord, My Best Desire Fulfill
Author: William Cowper
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Olney Hymns (London, W. Oliver, 1779), Book 3
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: JERUSALEM
Composer: Thomas Worsley Staniforth (1866)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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