4912. O God, Thou Art My God Alone

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Better than life itself Thy love,
Dearer than all beside to me;
For whom have I in Heaven above,
Or what on earth, compared to Thee?

6. 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.

Text Information
First Line: O God, Thou art my God alone
Title: O God, Thou Art My God Alone
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Geoffrey Charles Edward Ryley, 1866-1947
Incipit: 33143 25655 63453
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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