498. In My Quiet Contemplation

1 In my quiet contemplation
I look up to Thee, O Lord.
Guided by Thy revelation,
Lighted by Thy living Word,
Touched by Thy great love and passion,
I draw near to Thy salvation.

2 In the quiet path of duty
I my earthly span may fill,
Pressing onward in the beauty
Of performing but Thy will,
Well content with all Thou sendest,
If Thy grace to me Thou lendest.

3 Let me live in peace and stillness,
Giving to no soul offense;
Pain or pleasure, helth or illness
Take I from Thy providence,
Never wounding, ever healing,
Thus a Christly life revealing.

4 Here my cross with patience bearing,
I will go where Jesus leads,
All enduring, all forbearing,
For His sake who knows my needs.
O how swift the fours of trail,
Spent in Christian self-denial!

5 Keep me quietly expecting
Thine appearance, Saviour dear;
In my life, Thy life reflecting,
Let Thy sacred love appear,
Till on earth my last day closes,
And my soul in Thee reposes.

6 Gracious Saviour, deign to number
Me with saints in glory there,
Calm and peaceful then my slumber
After my last evening prayer;
When from dust my spirit rises,
All my tears shall change to praises.

7 Let my body then be hidden
In a humble, nameless tomb;
When at last I shall be bidden
To forsake that narrow room,
Jesus knows where they are sleeping
Who were given in His keeping.


Text Information
First Line: In my quiet contemplation
Title: In My Quiet Contemplation
Author: Johan Olof Wallin (1818)
Meter: 8 7, 8 7, 8 8. Trochaic.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: Christian Conduct and Service; Epiphany, Fourth Sunday; Trinty, Fourth Sunday
Tune Information
Meter: 8 7, 8 7, 8 8. Trochaic.
Key: A Major
Source: German, 18th Century.
Notes: Or: Herr, ich habe missgehandelt, No. 405.

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