Father, I know that all my life
Source of my life's refreshing springs,
My prayer to the promise shall cling --
Sweet is the solace of Thy love,
Source of my spirit's deep desire
Beam on us brightly, blessed day,
With a heart full of anxious request,
Though some good things of lower worth
In Heavenly Love abiding,
Would that I were more closely bound
Tender mercies, on my way
My Savior whose infinite grace
A living, loving, lasting word,
"Sing, O Heavens; and be joyful, O Earth; for the Lord hath comforted his people." -- Isaiah 49:13.
My Savior, on the word of truth
"He hath put a new song in my mouth, even thanksgiving unto our God." -- Psalm 40:3.
Strength of the still secluded thought,
"It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body." -- I Cor. 15:44.
O, this is blessing, this is rest --
My heart is resting, O my God, --
"I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are right, and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me." -- Psalm 119:75.
Be not far from me, O my strength,
Bowed with a burden none can weigh save Thee,
Sweet be Thy words of sternest truth,
"Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." -- 2 Cor. 12:9.
"All things are yours ... things present." -- 1 Cor. 3:21,22.
"I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment, that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, and I will fill their treasures." -- Prov. 8:20,21.
Ere another step I take
"The Lord is risen."
Sunlight of the heavenly day,
Flow on, Thou Fountain of my joy,
O! there is more than ear hath heard,