God of my life to thee

God of my life to thee

Tune: ALSACE
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 God of my life, whose gracious power
Through various deaths my soul hath led;
Or turned aside the fatal hour,
Or lifted up my shaking head:

2 In all my ways Thy hand I own,
Thy ruling Providence I see:
O help me still my course to run,
And still direct my paths to Thee.

3 Whither, O whither should I fly,
But to my loving Saviour's breast?
Secure within Thine arms to lie,
And safe beneath Thy wings to rest!

4 I have no skill the snare to shun,
But Thou, O Christ, my wisdom art!
I ever into ruin run;
But Thou art greater than my heart.

5 Foolish, and impotent, and blind,
Lead me a way I have not known;
Bring me where I my heaven may find,
The heaven of loving Thee alone.

6 Enlarge my heart to make Thee room;
Enter, and in me every stay:
The crooked then shall straight become;
The darkness shall be lost in day.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #426

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #229Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns: compiled from various authors: with a number of original hymns that have never before appeared in print #CXPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #204Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #426Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #426TextPage Scan
Methodist Hymn-Book #813Page Scan



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