584. Lord, It Is in Thy Tender Care

1 Lord, it is in thy tender care
whether I die or live;
to love and serve thee is my share,
and this thy grace must give.

2 If life be long, I will be glad
that I may long obey;
if short, yet why should I be sad
to soar to endless day?

3 Christ leads me thro' no darker rooms
than he went thro' before;
all who into God's kingdom come
must enter by this door.

4 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
thy blessed face to see;
for if thy work on earth be sweet,
what will thy glory be?

5 My knowledge of that life is small,
the eye of faith is dim,
but 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
and I shall be with him.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, it is in thy tender care
Title: Lord, It Is in Thy Tender Care
Author: Richard Baxter (1681)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: E Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1635

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