More Than Life

O Lord, my God, most earnestly

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Representative Text

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 nought 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 pray'r to thee.
In thee my soul is satisfied,
my darkness turns to light,
and joyful meditations fill
the watches of the night.

3 My Savior, 'neath thy shelt'ring wings
my soul delights to dwell;
still closer to thy side I press,
for near thee all is well.
My soul shall conqer ev'ry foe,
upholden by thy hand;
thy people shall rejoice in God,
thy saints in glory stand.


Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #63B

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, my God, most earnestly
Title: More Than Life
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The loving kindness of my God
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

STRACATHRO


[There is a green hill far away] (Stebbins)

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…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5114
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #63
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #63

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The Cyber Hymnal #5114

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #63B

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