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O Lord, thou knowest my soul's desires

O Lord, thou knowest my soul's desires

Published in 5 hymnals

Full Text

1 O Lord, thou know'st my soul's desires,
And thou canst give me perfect ease;
Thou art the good my heart admires,
There's nothing but thy love can please.

2 Give me, O Lord, the happiness
To sit and hear thy gracious voice;
Come, Savior, come, my soul possess,
And make my mourning heart rejoice.

3 Lord, I would praise thy holy name,
Thou art my everlasting friend;
Thou hast not put my soul to shame;
Preserve me safe unto the end.

4 Thou art my strength, and my support,
My hope, my everlasting aid
To Thee I always would resort,
And trust in thee when I'm afraid.

5 Thy name affords my soul relief,
When I with sorrows am oppressed;
When I am full of woe and grief,
Thy word doth give my spirit rest.

6 Teach me to do thy holy will,
Unite my heart to fear thy name;
O lead me to thy heavenly hill,
Where stands the new Jerusalem.

7 Were not the Lord of Hosts my strength
I should have sunk in deep despair;
But now I trust I shall at length
Arrive at Canaan's harbor fair;

8 There shall I rest for evermore,
Fearless of storms, and raging seas,
And sit upon the heavenly shore,
And dwell at everlasting ease.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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First Line: O Lord, thou knowest my soul's desires


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