Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Lord, thee my God, I'll early seek

Representative Text

1 Lord, thee my God I early seek,
My soul doth thirst for thee;
My flesh longs in a dry parched land,
Where in no waters be;
That I thy power may behold,
And brightness of thy face,
As I have seen thee heretofore,
Within thy holy place.

Refrain:
In the shadow of thy wings, of thy wings,
In the shadow of thy wings I’ll joy.

2 Since better is thy love than life,
My lips thee praise shall give;
I in thy name will lift my hands
And bless thee while I live.
As when with fatness well supplied,
My soul enriched shall be;
Then shall my mouth with joyful lips
Sing praises unto thee. [Refrain]

3 When I do thee upon my bed
Remember with delight,
And when on thee I meditate
In watches of the night;
In shadow of thy wings I’ll joy,
For thou my help hast been;
To thee my soul clings fast, and me
Thy right hand doth sustain. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #6

Text Information

First Line: Lord, thee my God, I'll early seek:
Title: Lord, thee my God, I'll early seek
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

Go to tune page >


DOWNS (Mason)


ST. FLAVIAN


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
Page Scan

Bible Songs #125

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #105

Sabbath School Psalmodist #d39

Page Scan

Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #P10

Text

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P67

TextAudioPage Scan

Songs of Matchless Love #6

The Book of Praise #24

The Book of Praise #52

The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d141

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #655

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #655

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43a

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43b

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43b

The Psalms of David, in Metre #d67

The Psalter #d118

Page Scan

Worship in the School Room #353

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements