1 O Lord, my God, most earnestly
My heart would seek Thy face,
Within Thy holy house once more
To see Thy glorious grace.
Apart from Thee I long and thirst,
And aught can satisfy;
I wander in a desert land
Where all the streams are dry.
2 The loving-kindness of my God
Is more than life to me;
So I will bless Thee while I live
And lift my prayer to Thee.
In Thee my soul is satisfied,
My darkness turns to light,
And joyful meditations fill
The watches of the night.
5. My Savior, 'neath Thy sheltering wings
My soul delights to dwell;
Still closer to Thy side I press,
For near Thee all is well.
My soul shall conquer every foe,
Upholden by Thy hand;
Thy people shall rejoice in God,
Thy saints in glory stand.
George Coles Stebbins (b. East Carlton, NY, 1846; d. Catskill, NY, 1945) composed THE GREEN HILL in 1877 to accompany Cecil F. Alexander's hymn “There Is a Green Hill Far Away.” The tune was published in Gospel Hymns No.3 (1878). The slow harmonic rhythm and mostly stepwise melody build to a cli…
Display Title: O LORD, My God, Most EarnestlyFirst Line: O LORD, my God, most earnestlyTune Title: THE GREEN HILLMeter: CMDScripture: Psalm 63Date: 1987Subject: Evening | ; Lord's Supper | ; Opening of Worship |Source: Psalter, 1912; Psalter Hymnal, 1987, rev.
Display Title: O Lord, My God, Most EarnestlyFirst Line: O Lord, my God, most earnestlyTune Title: STRACATHROMeter: CMSource: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 163