Scripture Verse

Delight thyself…in the Lord. Psalm 37:4


John Ryland

Words: John Ry­land, De­cem­ber 3, 1777. Pub­lished in A Se­lect­ion of Hymns from the Best Au­thors, 1787, by John Rip­pon. Ry­land said about these words, I re­col­lect deep­er feel­ings of mind in com­po­sing this hymn, than per­haps I ev­er felt in mak­ing any oth­er.

Music: Rich­mond (Ha­weis) Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Thomas Haweis


O Lord, I will delight in Thee
And on Thy care depend,
To Thee in every trouble flee,
My best, my only Friend.

When all created streams are dried,
Thy fullness is the same;
May I with this be satisfied
And glory in Thy name.

No good in creatures can be found
But may be found in Thee;
I must have all things and abound
While God is God to me.

O Lord, I cast my care on Thee,
I triumph and adore;
Henceforth my great concern shall be
To love and please Thee more.