I Love the Lord

I love the Lord, because He heareth me

Author: Edward A. Collier
Tune: GENEVAN 116
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. I love the Lord, because he heareth me
Oft as my suppliant voice to Him ascendeth;
And since to me a list'ning ear He bendeth;
To Him my whole life long my prayer shall be.

2. The cords of death encompassed me around;
Pangs of despair held me in bondage dreary;
Of trouble and of grief my life was weary,
Till on His Name I called and comfort found.

3. My soul's salvation of the Lord I craved,
The gracious, righteous Lord, all pity showing;
The simple He preserveth, grace bestowing;
And me, brought low, He in His mercy saved.

4. Return, my soul, to thy sweet rest again:
Before the Lord, so kindly, safely keeping
From death and falls and tears of bitter weeping,
I now will walk in lands of living men.

5. What shall I render to the Lord today
For all His benefits upon me falling?
Salvation's cup I'll take, and on Him calling,
I, where His people meet, my vows will pay.

6. Yea, I the sacrifice of thanks will bring,
And, in the midst of thee, O Zion holy,
Before assembled saints, wtih spirit lowly,
Will pay my voiws. Praise ye the Lord our King!

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #416

Author: Edward A. Collier

Collier, Edward Augustus, a Congregational Minister at Kinderhook, New York State, is the author of "Thou, Lord, art God alone" (Holy Trinity) in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: I love the Lord, because He heareth me
Title: I Love the Lord
Author: Edward A. Collier
Language: English



GENEVAN 116 was first published in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter, in which it was also the setting for Psalm 74. Seymour Swets (b. South Holland, IL, 1900; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1982) harmonized the tune in 1954. This Mixolydian tune is one of the simplest, finest, and most loved of the Gen…

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