Thy Wondrous Testimonies, Lord

Thy wondrous testimonies, Lord

Tune: BROOKFIELD (Southgate)
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1 Thy wondrous testimonies, Lord,
My soul will keep and greatly praise;
Thy word, by faithful lips proclaimed,
To simplest minds the truth conveys.

2 I thirst for Thy commandments, Lord,
And for Thy mercy press my claim;
O look on me, and show the grace
Displayed to all who love Thy Name.

3 Direct my footsteps in Thy word,
From sin's dominion save my soul,
From man's oppression set me free,
That I may yield to Thy control.

4 O make Thy face to shine on me,
And teach me all thy laws to keep;
Because Thy statutes are despised,
With overwhelming grief I weep.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

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First Line: Thy wondrous testimonies, Lord
Title: Thy Wondrous Testimonies, Lord
Language: English


BROOKFIELD (Southgate)


Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…

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