238. My Dear Redeemer and My Lord

1 My dear Redeemer and my Lord,
I read my duty in your Word;
but in your life the law appears,
drawn out in living characters.

2 Such was your truth, and such your zeal,
such def'rence to your Father's will,
such love, and meekness so divine,
I would transcribe and make them mine.

3 Cold mountains and the midnight air
witnessed the fervor of your prayer;
the desert your temptations knew,
your conflict and your vict'ry too.

4 Be thou my pattern; make me bear
more of your gracious image here;
then God the Judge shall own my name
amongst the foll'wers of the Lamb.

Text Information
First Line: My dear Redeemer and my Lord
Title: My Dear Redeemer and My Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1709; Alt. 1990, mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:21-22; 1 John 2:6
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Life, Ministry, and Obedience; Christ: Example of; Christ: Temptation of
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry K. Oliver (1832)
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major

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