1998. God, Who Created Me

1. God, who created me
nimble and light of limb,
In three elements free,
to run, to ride, to swim;
Not when the sense is dim,
but now from the heart of joy,
I would remember Him;
take the thanks of a boy.

2. Jesus, King and Lord,
whose are my foes to fight,
Gird me with Thy sword,
swift and sharp and bright.
Thee would I serve if I might,
and conquer if I can:
From day-dawn to night,
take the strength of a man.

3. Spirit of love and truth,
breathing in grosser clay,
The light and flame of youth,
delight of men in the fray,
Wisdom in strength’s decay;
from pain, strife, wrong to be free
This best gift I pray,
take my spirit to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: God, who created me
Title: God, Who Created Me
Author: Henry C. Beeching (1895)
Meter: 66.66 D
Language: English
Source: In a Garden, and Other Poems, 1895
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber (1821)
Arranger: Hubert P. Main
Meter: 66.66 D
Incipit: 53132 43431 35543
Key: E♭ Major
Source: From the opera Der Freischütz, by Carl M. von Weber, 1821
Copyright: Public Domain

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