Lord, to thee my soul is lifted

Lord, to thee my soul is lifted

Author: Edward A. Collier
Tune: GENEVAN 25
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Lord, to Thee my soul is lifted;
O my God, I trust in Thee;
Let me not in shame be humbled,
Nor my foes exult o'er me.
Unto them no shame is known
Who are waiting for Thy blessing;
They are shamed and they alone,
Without cause Thy law transgressing.

2. Lord, Thy ways of love revealing,
All Thy paths make known to me;
In Thy truth guide Thou my footsteps
And therein my Teacher be.
All day long for Thee I wait;
God my Savior, I adore Thee;
Former mercies, free and great,
Be remembered, I implore Thee.

3. All my sins of youth forgetting,
Do not Thou their guilt record;
But remember me in mercy
For Thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
Thou art upright, good and kind,
Sinners in Thy way instructing,
And all those of lowly mind
In Thy righteous paths conducting.

4. All Thy paths are truth and kindness
For Thy saints who for Thee wait,
For Thy Name's sake grant me pardon.
For my sin is very great.
Unto him that feareth Thee
Thou wilt teach the way of blessing;
Happy days his eyes shall see,
And his sons the land possessing.

5. With His saints abides His friendship,
They His faithful cov'nant share.
Unto Him mine eys are looking
For deliv'rance from the snare.
Turn to me, O Lord, return
With Thy mercy's benediction;
Desolate, for Thee I yearn
Sore cast down by my affliction.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #441

Author: Edward A. Collier

Collier, Edward Augustus, a Congregational Minister at Kinderhook, New York State, is the author of "Thou, Lord, art God alone" (Holy Trinity) in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, to thee my soul is lifted
Author: Edward A. Collier

Tune

GENEVAN 25

Louis Bourgeois's (PHH 3) GENEVAN 25 was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized the tune in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal. One of the most beautifully constructed Genevan tunes, 25 is noted especially for its rhythmic interest and form (AABC). Like…

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