Thy word for ever is, O Lord

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LAMED THE TWELFTH PART

89 Thy word for ever is, O Lord,
in heaven settled fast;
90 and unto generations all
thy faithfulness doth last:
the earth thou hast established,
and it abides by thee.
91 This day they stand as thou ordain’dst;
for all thy servants be.

92 Unless in thy most perfect law
my soul delights had found,
I should have perished at the time
my troubles did abound.
93 Thy precepts I will ne’er forget;
they quickening to me brought.
94 Lord, I am thine; O save thou me:
thy precepts I have sought.

95 For me the wicked have laid wait,
me seeking to destroy:
but I thy testimonies true
consider will with joy.
96 An end of all perfection here
have I beheld, O God:
but thy command no limit hath,
it is exceeding broad.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P119l

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First Line: Thy word for ever is, O Lord
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

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ST. ANNE

Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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FELIX (Mendelssohn 35175)


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