Established goings

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1. I will bless the Lord forevermore,
Joyfully sing praises to his name;
I will tell the wonders of his love,
And his goodness all abroad proclaim.

For he brought me up out of an horrible pit,
The pit of miry clay,
And he set my feet upon a rock, the solid rock,
And established my goings in the heav'nly way.

2. How my soul doth magnify the Lord,
Who inclined his ear and heard my cry,
Put a glad, new song into my mouth,
Even praise to him who rules on high. [Chorus]

3. From the depths of human sin and woe,
Where no arm of flesh could reach and save,
He hath lifted me to heights above,
Where no more can sin my soul enslave. [Chorus]

4. O how peaceful now the life I live,
O how sweet the song he gave to me,
And how pleasant is the way he leads.
Glory to his name forever be! [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #96

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will bless the Lord forevermore
Title: Established goings
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: For he brought me up out of an horrible pit


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