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O tell me, thou life and delight of my soul

O tell me, thou life and delight of my soul

Author: Thomas Hastings
Tune: STILL WATER
Published in 48 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O, tell me, thou life and delight of my soul,
Where the flock of thy pasture are feeding:
I seek thy protection, I need thy control;
I would go where my Shepherd is leading.

2 O, tell me the place where the flock are at rest,
Where the noontide will find them reposing;
The tempest now rages, my soul is distressed,
And the pathway of peace I am losing.

3 And why should I stray with the flocks of thy foes,
In the desert where now they are roving;
Where hunger and thirst, where contentions and woes,
Where fierce conflicts their ruin are proving?

4 Ah, when shall my woes and my wandering cease,
And the follies that fill me with weeping?
A Shepherd of Israel, restore me that peace
Thou dost give to the flock thou art keeping!

5 A voice from the Shepherd now bids me return
By the way where the footprints are lying;
No longer to wander, no longer to mourn;
And homeward my spirit is flying.


Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #779

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O tell me, thou life and delight of my soul
Author: Thomas Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 48 of 48)
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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #112

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #615

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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #52b

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d678

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Church Melodies #209

Happy Voices #d142

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Hymns for Christian Melody #134

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d811

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #217

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Millennial Harp #C122

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Mission Songs #[17]

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Plymouth Collection #a732

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #732

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #35

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Revival Hymns #161

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Sacred Songs for Social Worship #110

Songs for the New Life #d490

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad830

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b759

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #759

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #759

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Songs for the Sanctuary #759

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Songs for the Sanctuary #759

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Songs for the Sanctuary #759

Songs for the School #d115

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Songs of the Church #460

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #151

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #151

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #151

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Temple Melodies #415

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #732

The Book of Worship #d386

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The Brethren Hymnal #367

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #346

The Carol #d78

The Church Hymnal #400

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d673

The Church-Book #d334

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d489

The Hymnist #d72

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d143

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #334

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The Minstrel of Zion #168a

The Plymouth Hymnal #d393

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The Praise Hymnary #189

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d132

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #779

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