204a. God Our Only Good

1 O God, how good Thou art
To all the pure of heart,
Tho' life seems vain;
Burdened with anxious care,
I groped in dark despair,
Till in Thy house of prayer
All was made plain.

2 Ever, O Lord, with Thee,
All shall be well with me,
Held by Thy hand;
And Thou wilt guide my feet
By Thy own counsel sweet,
Till I, for glory meet,
In glory stand.

3 In earth or heav'n above
Who is there that I love
Compared with Thee?
My heart may faint with fears,
But God my strength appears,
And will to endless years
My portion be.

4 O it is good that I
May still to God draw nigh,
As oft before;
The Lord Jehovah blest,
My refuge and my rest,
Shall be in praise confessed
For evermore.

Text Information
First Line: O God, how good Thou art
Title: God Our Only Good
Publication Date: 1912
Meter: 6s and 4s
Topic: Access to God; Afflictions: Purpose of; Afflictions: Submission under (16 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Selected stanzas
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: 6s and 4s
Key: E♭ Major

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