Scripture Verse

O Lord…I hide myself in Thee. Psalm 143:9

Introduction

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James G. Deck
(1802–1884)

Words: James G. Deck, 1842.

Music: Ru­ther­ford Chré­tien d’Ur­han, in Chants Chré­ti­ens, 1834. Ar­ranged by Ed­ward F. Rim­bault, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Chrétien d’Urhan
(1790–1845)

Lyrics

O Lamb of God, still keep me
Close to Thy piercèd side;
’Tis only there in safety
And peace I can abide.
What foes and snares surround me,
What lusts and fears within!
The grace that sought and found me
Alone can keep me clean.

’Tis only in Thee hiding
I feel myself secure;
Only in Thee abiding,
The conflict can endure.
Thine arm the victory gaineth
O’er every hateful foe;
Thy love my heart sustaineth
In all its cares and woe.

Soon shall my eyes behold Thee
With rapture face to face;
One half hath not been told me
Of all Thy power and grace.
Thy beauty, Lord, and glory,
The wonders of Thy love,
Shall be the endless story
Of all Thy saints above.