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O Thou, My Soul, Return in Peace

Representative Text

1 O thou, my soul, return in peace
To thine untroubled rest,
For thee the bounty of the Lord
Abundantly hath blest.

2 God did indeed redeem my soul
That else in death had slept;
God hath mine eyes from tears set free,
My feet from stumbling kept.

3 What shall I render to the Lord,
What shall my offering be,
For all the gracious benefits
God hath bestowed on me?

4 Salvation's cup my soul shall take
While to the Lord I pray,
And with God's people I will meet,
My thankful vows to pay.

5 Not lightly dost Thou, Lord, permit
Thy chosen saints to die;
From death Thou hast delivered me;
Thy servant, Lord, am I.

6 Within God's house, the house of prayer,
My soul shall bless the Lord,
And praises to God's holy name
Let all the saints accord.

Text Information

First Line: O thou, my soul, return in peace
Title: O Thou, My Soul, Return in Peace
Source: Murrayfield Psalms, 1950; alt. (st. 1-2); The Psalter , 1912; alt. (st. 3-6)
Language: English



MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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Presbyterian Hymnal #228

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Rejoice in the Lord #125

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