James Montgomery, 1822

 

O God, Thou art my God alone; Early to Thee my soul shall cry;

A pilgrim in a land unknown, A thirsty land whose springs are dry.

O that it were as it hath been! When, praying in the holy place,

Thy power and glory I have seen, And marked the footsteps of Thy grace.

 

Yet, through this rough and thorny maze, I follow hard on Thee, my God;

Thy hand, unseen, upholds my ways; I safely tread where Thou hast trod.

Thee, in the watches of the night, When I remember on my bed;

Thy presence makes the darkness light, Thy guardian wings are round my head.

 

Better than life itself Thy love, Dearer than all beside to me;

For whom have I in Heav’n above, Or what on earth, compared to Thee?

Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice, For all Thy mercy I will give;

My soul shall still in God rejoice; My tongue shall bless Thee while I live.

Psalm 53 | O God, You Art My God Alone (4P & Lead)

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