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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)

Nonne Deo

My soul to God shall give good heed

Author: John Hopkins
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My soul to God shall give good heed,
and him alone attend,
Because my health and hope to speed
doth whole on him depend.

2 For he alone is my defence,
my rock, my health, and aid;
He is my stay, and no pretence
shall make me much dismay'd.

3 O wicked folk! how long will ye
use craft? sure ye must fall;
For as a rotten hedge ye be,
and like a tott'ring wall.

4 Whom God doth love, ye seek always
to put him to the worse;
Ye love to lie, with mouth ye praise,
and yet your heart doth curse.

5 Yet still my soul doth whole depend
on God my chief desire;
From all ill feats me to defend,
I none but him require.

6 He is my rock, my fort, and tow'r,
my health is of his grace;
He doth support me, that no pow'r
can move me out of place:

7 My glory and salvation doth
on him alone depend;
He is my strength, my stay, my wealth,
and still doth me defend.

8 O put your trust in him alway,
ye folk, with one accord;
Pour out your hearts to him, and say,
Our trust is in the Lord.

9 The sons of men deceitful are,
on balance but a sleight,
With things most vain do them compare,
for they can hold no weight.

10 Trust not in wrong and robbery,
let vain delights be gone;
Tho' riches flow in suddenly,
set not your hearts thereon.

11 The Lord long since one thing did tell,
which here to mind I call,
He spake it oft, I heard it well,
that he alone doth all;

12 And that thou, Lord, art good and kind,
thy mercy doth exceed;
So that all sorts with thee shall find
according to their deed.

Source: The Whole Book of Psalms #LXII

Author: John Hopkins

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First Line: My soul to God shall give good heed
Title: Nonne Deo
Author: John Hopkins



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