569. O Lord, I Sing with Lips and Heart

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 full and free
Whence saving health and goodness flow
Each day so bounteously.

3 For what have all that live and move
Thro' this wide world below
That does not from Thy bounteous love,
O heav'nly Father, flow!

4 Who built the lofty firmament?
Who spread th'expanse of blue?
By whom are to our pastures sent
Refreshing rain and dew?

5 Who warmeth us in cold and rain?
Who shields us from the wind?
Who orders it that fruit and grain
We in their season find?

6 Who is it life and health bestows?
Who keeps us with His hand
In golden peace, wards off war’s woes
From our dear native land?

7 O Lord, of this and all our store
Thou art the Author blest;
Thou keepest watch before our door
While we securely rest.

8 Thou feedest us from year to year
And constant dost abide;
With ready help in time of fear
Thou standest at our side.

9 Our deepest need dost Thou supply,
And all that lasts for aye;
Thou leadest us to our home on high
When hence we pass away.


Text Information
First Line: O Lord, I sing with lips and heart
Title: O Lord, I Sing with Lips and Heart
German Title: Ich singe dir mit Herz und Mund
Translator: John Kelly (1867, alt.)
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653, cento)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Times and Seasons: Harvest and Thanksgiving
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: "Harmonischer Liederschatz", Frankfurt, 1738

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