1 O Lord, I sing with mouth and heart,
Joy of my soul! to Thee;
To earth Thy knowledge I impart,
As it is known to me.
2 Thou art the Fount of grace, I know,
And Spring so fall and free,
Whence saving health and goodness flow
Each day so bounteously.
3 Thou feedest us from year to year,
And constant dost abide:
When danger fills our hearts with fear,
With help art at our side.
4 With patience dost Thou ev'r abide,
Nor long Thine anger keep,
But castest all our sins aside
Into the ocean's deep.
5 Our deepest needs dost Thou supply,
Thou giv’st what lasts for aye,
Thou lead’st us to our home on high,
When hence we pass away.
6 Then up, my heart, rejoice and sing,
A Cheerful trust maintain!
For God, the Source of ev'rything,
Thy portion will remain.
|First Line:||O Lord, I sing with mouth and heart|
|Topic:||Christian Life and Hope; The Walk of Godliness: Praise|
|Notes:||Author from Index: P. Gerhardt— J. Kelly; Hymn from the German Text: Ich singe dir mit Herz ind Mund|