I Love the Lord

I know I am a child of God

Tune: [I love the Lord, He heard my cry] (15541)
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1 I know I am a child of God.
(I know I am a child of God.)
although I move so slow.
(although I move so slow.)
I'll wait until the vict'ry comes
(I'll wait until the vict'ry comes)
and move at God's command.
(and move at God's command.)

2 I love the Lord: who heard my cry.
(I love the Lord: who heard my cry.)
And pitied every moan.
(And pitied every moan.)
Long as I live while trouble rise,
(Long as I live while trouble rise,)
I’ll hasten to God's throne.
(I’ll hasten to God's throne.)

3 I love the Lord, who bowed an ear.
(I love the Lord, who bowed an ear.)
And chased my grief away.
(And chased my grief away.)
Oh, let my heart no more despair,
(Oh, let my heart no more despair,)
while I have breath to pray.
(while I have breath to pray.)

4 The Lord beheld me sore distressed,
(The Lord beheld me sore distressed,)
and bade my pains remove.
(and bade my pains remove.)
Return, my soul, to God, thy rest,
(Return, my soul, to God, thy rest,)
for thou hast known God's love.
(for thou hast known God's love.)

Source: Chalice Hymnal #598

Text Information

First Line: I know I am a child of God
Title: I Love the Lord
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Traditional African-American chant
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1995.

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