1 God is my great desire,
his face I seek the first;
to him my heart and soul aspire,
for him I thirst.
As one in desert lands,
whose very flesh is flame,
in burning love I lift my hands
and bless his name.
2 God is my true delight,
my richest feast his praise,
through silent watches of the night,
through all my days.
To him my spirit clings,
on him my soul is cast;
beneath the shadow of his wings
he holds me fast.
3 God is my strong defense
in every evil hour;
in him I face with confidence
the tempter's power.
I trust his mercy sure
with truth and triumph crowned:
my hope and joy forevermore
in him are found.
|First Line:||God is my great desire|
|Title:||Psalm 63: God is My Great Desire|
|Paraphraser:||Timothy Dudley-Smith (1982)|
|Topic:||Service of the Word: Songs from the Psalms; Praise and Thanksgiving: Songs for Praising the Father|
|Copyright:||Words © 1984 by Hope Publishing Co. Carol Stream, IL 60188. All Rights Reserved|
|Arranger:||Meyer Lyon (1770)|