Delight in God's House and Confidence in Him

Thou, Lord, my safety, thou my Light

Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thou, Lord, my safety, thou my light,
What danger shall my soul affright?
Strength of my life! what arm shall dare
To hurt whom thou hast own'd thy care?

2 One wish, with holy transport warm,
My heart has form'd, and yet shall form;
One gift I ask; that to my end
Fair Sion's dome I may attend;

3 There joyful find a sure abode,
And view the beauty of my God;
For he within his hallow'd shrine
My secret refuge shall assign.

4 When thou with condescending grace,
Hast bid me seek thy shining face,
My heart reply'd to thy kind word,
Thee will I seek, all-gracious Lord.

5 Should every earthly friend depart,
And nature leave a parent's heart;
My God, on whom my hopes depend,
Will be my father and my friend.

6 Ye humble souls, in every strait
On God with sacred courage wait;
His hand shall life and strength afford,
O ever wait upon the Lord.



Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCXLIV

Text Information

First Line: Thou, Lord, my safety, thou my Light
Title: Delight in God's House and Confidence in Him
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #344

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A Selection of Hymns #CCCXLIV

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Baptist Hymn Book #a434

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The Baptist Hymn Book #858

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The Baptist Hymn Book #434

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1062

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