570. Thee Will I Love, My God and King

1 Thee will I love, my God and King;
thee will I sing, my strength and tower;
forevermore thee will I trust,
O God most just of truth and power,
who all things hast in order placed,
yea, for thy pleasure hast created;
and on thy throne, unseen, unknown,
reignest alone in glory seated.

2 Set in my heart thy love I find;
my wand'ring mind to thee thou leadest;
my trembling hope, my strong desire
with heav'nly fire thou kindly feedest.
Lo, all things fair thy path prepare;
thy beauty to my spirit calleth,
thine to remain, in joy or pain,
and count it gain whate'er befalleth.

3 O more and more thy love extend,
my life befriend with heav'nly pleasure,
that I may win thy Paradise,
thy pearl of price, thy countless treasure.
Since but in thee I can go free
from earthly care and vain oppression,
this prayer I make for Jesus' sake,
that thou me take in thy possession.

Text Information
First Line: Thee will I love, my God and King
Title: Thee Will I Love, My God and King
Author: Robert Bridges (1899)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 8.9.8.9 D
Scripture: Psalm 138:1; Matthew 13:46; Revelation 4:11
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GENEVA 138
Meter: 8.9.8.9 D
Key: E♭ Major






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