Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

6729. Thy Life I Read

1. Thy life I read, my dearest Lord,
With transport all divine;
Thine image trace in every word,
Thy love in every line,
Thy love in every line.

2. Methinks I see a thousand charms
Spread o’er Thy lovely face,
While infants in Thy tender arms
Receive the smiling grace,
Receive the smiling grace.

3. I take these little lambs, said He,
And lay them in My breast;
Protection they shall find in Me,
In Me be ever blest,
In Me be ever blest.

4. Death may the bands of life unloose,
But can’t dissolve My love;
Millions of infant souls compose,
The family above,
The family above.

Text Information
First Line: Thy life I read, my dearest Lord
Title: Thy Life I Read
Author: Samuel Stennett (1787)
Meter: 86.866
Language: English
Source: Selection of Hymns, by John Rippon, 1787
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 86.866
Incipit: 13143 21531 76545
Key: G Major
Source: A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, by Joseph Funk, second edition, 1835
Copyright: Public Domain

Adobe Acrobat image: Adobe Acrobat image
(Cyber Hymnal)
MIDI file: MIDI File
(Cyber Hymnal)
Noteworthy Composer score: Noteworthy Composer score
(Cyber Hymnal)
XML score: XML score

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us