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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

God still leadeth me

Representative Text

1 Lord, Thou has been our dwelling place
In generations all,
Before Thou ever hadst brought forth
The mountains great or small;

2 Ere ever Thou hadst formed the earth,
And all the world abroad;
Ev'n Thou from everlasting art
To everlasting God.

3 A thousand years do yet appear
No more before Thy sight
Than yesterday when it is past,
Or than a watch by night.

4 As with an overflowing flood
Thou sweepest them away;
They are as sleep and as the grass
That grows at morn are they.

5 All our iniquities Thou dost
Before Thy presence place,
And set our secfet [sic] faults before
The brightness of Thy face.

6 For in Thine anger all our days
Pass onward to an end;
And as a tale that hath been told
So all our years we spend.

7 Three-score and ten years are the sum
Of all the days we see;
Or if by reason of more strength
In some four-score they be.

8 Who knows the power of Thy wrath?
According to Thy fear
So is Thy wrath; Lord, teach Thou us
Our end in mind to bear,

9 And so to count our days that we
Our hearts may still apply
To learn Thy wisdom and Thy truth,
That we may live thereby.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #68

Author: Caroline L. Goodenough

Copyright records indicate Goodenough was living in Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1931. Her works include: High Lights on Hymn­ists and Their Hymns, 1931 --www.hymntime.com  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place (Goodenough)
Title: God still leadeth me
Author: Caroline L. Goodenough
Refrain First Line: He leadeth me, he leadeth me


[Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place]

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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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Hymn Book for the Army and Navy #d41

Page Scan

The Baptist Standard Hymnal #528


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #68

The Gospel Psalter #d70

The Psalms of David, in Metre #d68

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d210

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