O Lord, devoutly love I Thee (Wallin)

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1 O Lord, devoutly love I Thee;
Come, Jesus, and abide with me,
And grant me e'er Thy favor.
In this wide world of anxious care,
Vain-glory find I ev'rywhere,
But peace with Thee, my Saviour.
E'en though, in woeful agony,
My soul and body pine away,
Thou art my Comfort, ever blest,
I safely on thy bosom rest.
Lord Jesus Christ,
My Saviour dear, my Saviour dear,
Thy saving hand is ever near.

2 Almighty God, for what I own,
Receive, and am, to Thee alone
I ought my thanks to render.
Teach me to use Thy gifts, I pray,
To aid the poor, and never stay,
O Lord, Thy mercies tender.
Make known to me, O God, Thy will,
And purge my soul of every ill;
Yea, make me patient and content,
Nor let my soul to earth be bent,
Lord Jesus Christ,
For Thy death's sake: for Thy death's sake:
The bonds of my affliction break.

3 Send, Lord, Thine angels forth at last
To bear my soul, when life is past,
Where heavenly joy aboundeth;
And let my weary body rest
In peace, where'er Thou seest best,
Until Thy voice resoundeth.
Then lo! in holy vesture clad,
I shall behold my Lord and God;
His grace and glory then shall be
My joy in all eternity.
Lord Jesus Christ,
My prayer fulfill; my prayer fulfill;
In life, in death, Thine am I still.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #465

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadf√§stad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, devoutly love I Thee (Wallin)
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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