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.
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
Display Title: O Lord, My God, Most EarnestlyFirst Line: O Lord, my God, most earnestlyTune Title: THE GREEN HILLMeter: C.M.D.Scripture: Psalm 63Date: 2018Subject: Church | As the Lord's House; Communion with Christ and God |Source: The Psalter, 1912