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543. O Lord, I would delight in thee

1 O Lord, I would delight in thee,
And on thy care depend;
To thee in ev'ry trouble flee,
My best, my only Friend.

2 When all created streams are dried,
Thy fulness is the same;
May I with this be satisfied,
And glory in thy Name.

3 No good in creatures can be found,
But may be found in thee;
I must have all things and abound,
While God is God to me.

4 O that I had a stronger faith,
To look within the veil!
To credit what my Saviour saith,
Whose Word can never fail!

5 He that has made my heav'n secure,
Will here all good provide;
While Christ is rich, can I be poor?
What can I want beside?

6 O Lord, I cast my care on thee;
I triumph and adore:
Henceforth my great concern shall be
To love and please thee more.


Text Information
First Line: O Lord, I would delight in thee
Author: John Ryland (1777)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Christ: Friend; Christian Life: Love for Christ; Communion with Christ and God (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1812, arr.)
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major

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