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."|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #510||O Lord, I would delight in thee||O Lord, I would delight in thee||WARWICK||John Ryland, 1753-1825||CM||1 Corinthians 15:28; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Galatians 6:14; Psalm 23:1; Psalm 34:10||2000||Protection | ; Redemption and Salvation ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #5102||O Lord, I Will Delight in Thee||O Lord, I will delight in Thee||RICHMOND (Haweis)||John Ryland||CM||<cite>A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors</cite>, 1787, by John Rippon|