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556. O God, thou art my God alone

1 O God, thou art my God alone;
Early to thee my soul shall cry;
A pilgrim in a land unknown,
A thirsty land whose springs are dry.

2 O that it were as it hath been!
When, praying in the holy place,
Thy pow'r and glory I have seen,
And marked the footsteps of thy grace.

3 Yet, through this rough and thorny maze,
I follow hard on thee, my God:
Thy hand, unseen, upholds my ways;
I safely tread where thou hast trod.

4 Thee, in the watches of the night,
When I remember on my bed,
Thy presence makes the darkness light,
Thy guardian wings are round my head.

5 Better than life itself thy love,
Dearer than all beside to me:
For whom have I in heav'n above,
Or what on earth, compared to thee?

6 Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice,
For all thy mercy I will give;
My soul shall still in God rejoice;
My tongue shall bless thee while I live.


Text Information
First Line: O God, thou art my God alone
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian Life: Love for God; God: Guardian; God: Love and Grace of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Geoffrey C. E. Ryley, 1886-1947
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major

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