Personal Devotion to God

The offering on the altar burned

Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The offering on the altar burned
Gives no delight to Thee;
The hearing ear, the willing heart,
Thou givest unto me.

2 Then, O my God, I come, I come,
Thy purpose to fulfill;
Thy law is written in my heart,
'Tis joy to do Thy will.

3 Before Thy people I will now
Thy righteousness proclaim;
Thou knowest, Lord, I will not cease
To praise Thy holy Name.

4 I never have within my heart
Thy faithfulness concealed,
But Thy salvation and Thy truth
To men I have revealed.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: The offering on the altar burned
Title: Personal Devotion to God
Language: English


BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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The Cyber Hymnal #4800
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