Scripture Verse

The God of my life. Psalm 42:8


Robert S. Bridges (1844–1930)

Words: From the Yat­ten­don Hym­nal, by Ro­bert S. Bridg­es, 1899, based on Is­aac Watts.

Music: Song 20 (Gib­bons) Or­lan­do Gib­bons (1583–1625) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)


My Lord, my life, my love,
To Thee, to Thee I call;
I cannot live if Thou remove:
Thou art my joy, my all.

My on­ly sun to cheer
The dark­ness where I dwell;
The best and on­ly true delight
My song hath found to tell.

To Thee in ve­ry Hea­ven
The an­gels owe their bliss;
To Thee the saints, whom Thou hast called
Where per­fect plea­sure is.

And how shall man, Thy child,
Without Thee hap­py be,
Who hath no com­fort nor de­sire
In all the world but Thee?

Return, my love, my life;
Thy grace hath won my heart;
If Thou for­give, if Thou re­turn,
I will no more de­part.