I Love the Lord, for My Request

I love the Lord, for my request

Tune: CANONBURY
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 I love the Lord, for my request
And humble plea He makes His care;
In Him through life my faith shall rest,
for He both hears and answers prayer.

2 Brought nigh to death and full of grief,
The Lord's salvation I besought;
He heard my cry, He sent relief,
My soul from depths of woe He brought.

3 Most kind and righteous is the Lord,
Our God is merciful indeed,
Delighting ever to afford
His help to me in time of need.

4 Return unto thy rest, my soul,
The Lord has richly dealt with thee,
Delivered thee from death's control,
From sin and sorrow set thee free.

5 Since He has freed my eyes from tears
And kept my feet from evil ways,
Redeemed from life's distressing fears,
With Him I walk, and Him I praise.

6 In my affliction and my pain,
When fears alarmed and hopes deceived,
I found all human helpers vain,
But in the Lord my soul believed.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: I love the Lord, for my request
Title: I Love the Lord, for My Request
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

Tune

CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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