1 Fountain of good, to own Thy love
Our thankful hearts incline;
What can we render, Lord, to Thee,
When all the worlds are Thine?
2 But Thou hast needy brethren here,
Partakers of Thy grace,
Whose names Thou wilt Thyself confess
Before the Father's face.
3 In each sad accent of distress
Thy pleading voice is heard;
In them Thou may'st be clothed and fed
And visited and cheered.
4 Help us then, Lord, Thy yoke to wear,
And joy to do Thy will;
Each other's burdens gladly bear,
And love's sweet law fulfill.
5 Thy face with reverence and with love
We in Thy poor would see;
And while we minister to them,
Would do it as to Thee.
6 Do Thou, O Lord, our alms accept,
And with Thy blessing speed;
Bless us in giving; greatly bless
Our gifts to them that need.
|First Line:||Fountain of good, to own Thy love|
|Title:||Fountain of good, to own Thy love|
|Author:||P. Doddridge (1755)|
|Author:||E. Osler (1836)|
|Topic:||Almsgiving; Love to Man; Sympathy|
|Notes:||Tune name in index; ARMAGH|
|Name:||[Fountain of good, to own Thy love]|