God of My Life   1 comment

God of My Life

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Words by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1905), Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Episcopal Church, South

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1. God of my life, through all my days,

My grateful powers shall sound thy praise;

My song shall wake with opening light,

And cheer the dark and silent night.

2. When anxious cares would break my rest,

And griefs would tear my throbbing breast,

Thy tuneful praises raised on high

Shall check the murmur and the sigh.

3. When death o’er nature shall prevail,

And all the powers of language fail,

Joy through my swimming eyes shall break,

And mean the thanks I cannot speak.

4. But O, when that last conflict’s o’er,

And I am chained to flesh no more,

With that glad accents shall I rise

To join the music of the skies!

5. Soon shall I learn the exalted strains

Which echo through the heavenly plains;

And emulate, with joy unknown,

The glowing seraphs round the throne.

6. The cheerful tribute will I give

Long as the deathless soul shall live:

A work so sweet, a theme so high,

Demands and crowns eternity.

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