1 O Lord, I would delight in thee,
and on thy care depend;
to thee in ev'ry trouble flee,
my best, my only friend.
2 When all created streams are dried,
thy fulness is the same:
may I with this be satisfied,
and glory in thy name.
3 No good in creatures can be found
but may be found in thee;
I must have all things and abound,
while God is God to me.
4 He that has made my heav'n secure
will here all good provide;
while Christ is rich can I be poor?
What can I want beside?
5 O Lord, I cast my care on thee;
I triumph and adore;
henceforth my great concern shall be
to love and please thee more.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #510
|First Line:||Grant Lord, I may delight in Thee|
|Title:||Delight in God|
|Author:||John Ryland (1777)|
|Source:||A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787, by John Rippon|
|Notes:||Ryland said about these words, "I recollect deeper feelings of mind in composing this hymn, than perhaps I ever felt in making any other."|