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R34b. Thus spoke the Saviour of the world

1 Thus spoke the Saviour of the world,
and rais'd his eyes to heav’n:
To thee, O Father! Lord of all,
eternal praise be given.
2 Thou to the pure and lowly heart
hast heav’nly truth reveal'd;
which from the self-conceited mind
thy wisdom hath conceal'd.

3 Ev’n so! thou, Father, hast ordain'd
thy high decree to stand;
nor men nor angels may presume
the reason to demand.
4 Thou only know’st the Son: from thee
my kingdom I receive;
and none the Father know but they
who in the Son believe.

5 Come then to me, all ye who groan,
with guilt and fears opprest;
resign to me the willing heart,
and I will give you rest.
6 Take up my yoke, and learn of me
the meek and lowly mind;
and thus your weary troubled souls
repose and peace shall find.

7 For light and gentle is my yoke;
the burden I impose
Shall ease the heart, which groan'd before
beneath a load of woes.

Text Information
First Line: Thus spoke the Saviour of the world
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Notes: May sing to MARTYRDOM (#81)
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur Patton, 1853-1892
Meter: CM
Key: G Major

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