534. God of My Life, to Thee I Call

1 God of my life, to Thee I call;
Afflicted, at Thy feet I fall;
When the great water-floods prevail,
Leave not my trembling heart to fail.

2 Friend of the friendless and the faint,
Where should I lodge my deep complaint?
Where but with Thee, whose open door
Invites the helpless and the poor?

3 Did ever mourner plead with Thee
And Thou refuse that mourner’s plea?
Does not the word still fixed remain
That none shall seek Thy face in vain?

4 Fair is the lot that’s cast for me;
I have an Advocate with Thee.
They whom the world caresses most
Have no such privilege to boast.

5 Poor thou I am, despised, forgot,
Yet God, my God, forgets me not;
And he is safe, and must succeed,
For whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead.

6 Then hear, O Lord, my humble cry
And bend on me Thy pitying eye.
To Thee their prayer Thy people make:
Hear us for our Redeemer's sake.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: God of my life, to Thee I call
Title: God of My Life, to Thee I Call
Author (sts. 1-5): William Cowper (1779)
Author (st. 6): Unknown
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Name: WENN WIR IN HÖCHSTEN NÖTEN
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: "Genevan Psalter," 1547



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