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Of omnipresent grace I sing

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1 Of omnipresent grace I sing;
For, though I take the morning's wing
And dwell beyond the outer sea,
Yet Thou art present there with me.

2 Thy hand shall lead me by the way,
Thy right hand be my staff and stay;
Though darkness compass me around,
Night shall be light where Thou art found.

3 Where Thou art, darkness cannot stay,
Thou turnest darkness into day;
Both night and light are one to Thee:
In darkness Thou still seest me.

4 Thine eye beheld me yet unborn
And watched my steps from earliest morn;
My ways are written in Thy book:
By Thee I live, to Thee I look. A-Men.

5 Thy thoughts are precious to my heart;
Thy presence bids all care depart;
I lay me down, Thou art with me;
I wake-- and still I am with Thee.

6 Lord, try my way and me anew;
Prove Thou my heart and make it true
And lead me in the better way
To life, to Thee--for aye and aye.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #150

Author: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Of omnipresent grace I sing
Author: E. Cronenwett

Tune

MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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