563. How great the goodness kept in store

1 How great the goodness kept in store
For those who fear thee and adore
In meek humility.
How great the deeds with mercy fraught
Which openly thy hand has wrought
For those who trust in thee.

2 Secured by thine unfailing grace,
In thee they find a hiding-place
When foes their plots devise;
A sure retreat thou wilt prepare,
And keep them safely sheltered there,
When strife of tongues shall rise.

3 Blest be the Lord, for he has showed,
While giving me a safe abode,
His love beyond compare;
Although his face he seemed to hide,
He ever heard me when I cried,
And made my wants his care.

4 Ye saints, Jehovah love and serve,
For he the faithful will preserve,
And shield from men of pride;
Be strong, and let your hearts be brave,
All ye that wait for him to save,
In God the Lord confide.


Text Information
First Line: How great the goodness kept in store
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 8. 6. D.
Topic: Christian Life: Trust in God; God: Refuge; Grace: Fulness of
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: 8. 8. 6. D.
Key: E♭ Major

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