Text:How Blest Are They, O Lord
Author:A. Toplady
Tune:SONG 20
Composer (melody and bass):Orlando Gibbons

177. How Blest Are They, O Lord

1 How blest are they, O Lord,
who stay themselves on thee;
who wait for thy salvation, Lord,
shall thy salvation see.

2 When we in darkness walk,
not feel the heav'nly flame,
then is the time to trust our God,
and call upon his name.

3 Soon shall our doubts and fears
subside at his control:
his lovingkindness shall break thro'
the midnight of the soul.

4 Wait till the shadows flee;
wait thy appointed hour;
wait till the Bridegroom of thy soul
reveals his love with power.

5 His grace will to the end
stronger and brighter shine,
nor present things, nor things to come
shall quench the spark divine.

Text Information
First Line: How blest are they, O Lord
Title: How Blest Are They, O Lord
Author: A. Toplady (1772, cento)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Doubt
Source: Cento
Tune Information
Name: SONG 20
Composer (melody and bass): Orlando Gibbons (1623)
Meter: SM
Key: b minor

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