My God, my reconciled God

My God, my reconciled God

Author: John Mason
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1 My God, my reconciled God,
Creator of my Peace,
Thee will I love, and praise and sing,
'Till Life and Breath shall cease.

2 My Thoughts did rage, my soul was tost,
'Twas like a troubled Sea:
But what a mighty Voice is this,
Which Winds and Waves obey.

3 God spake the word, Peace and be still,
My Sins, those Mutineers,
With Speed went off, and took their Flight,
Where now are all my Fears?

4 The world can neither give nor take
Nor yet can understand,
That Peace of God which Christ hath brought
And gives me with his Hand.

5 This is my Saviour's Legacy
Confirm'd by his Decease:
Ye shall have Trouble in the World,
In me ye shall have Peace.

6 And so it is, the World doth rage,
But Peace in me doth reign:
And whilst my God maintains the Fort
Their Batt'ries are in vain.

7 The burning Bush was not consum'd,
Whilst God remained there:
The three, when Christ did make the fourth
Found Fire as meek as Air.

8 so is my Mem'ry stuffed with Sin,
Enough to make an Hell;
And yet my Conscience is not scorch'd,
For God in me doth dwell.

9 Where God doth dwell, sure Heaven is there,
And singing there must be:
Since, Lord, thy Presence makes my Heaven,
Whom shall I sing but thee.

10 My God, my reconciled God,
Creator of my Peace,
Thee will I love, and praise, and sing,
Till Life and Breath shall cease.

Source: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #XXIX

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

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