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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.

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
Copyright: Public Domain


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…

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DOWNS (Mason)




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Bible Songs #125

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #105

Sabbath School Psalmodist #d39

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #P10


Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P67

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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

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43a

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43b

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P43b

The Psalms of David, in Metre #d67

The Psalter #d118

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Worship in the School Room #353

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