Scripture Verse

…because He first loved us.@1 John 4:19

Introduction

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C. Austin Miles
(1868–1946)

Words: C. Aus­tin Miles, The Mag­ni­fi­cat (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1923), num­ber 77.

Music: New World from Sym­pho­ny No. 9, Move­ment II, by An­to­nín Dvoř­ák, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc). Dvoř­ák wrote the sym­pho­ny while di­rect­or of the Na­tion­al Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic of Am­er­i­ca.

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Antonín Dvořák
(1841–1904)

Lyrics

There is One whom I love,
Who has placed me here,
That for Him I might sing
Words of love and cheer.
May I then be faithful
To the work thus giv’n.
And of Him be approved,
And that shall be heav’n:
And of Him be approved,
And that shall be heav’n.

Since His will is revealed
In His written word,
He commands that I walk
With my loving Lord.
O may I faithful be
To His word alway,
Walk with Him, trusting Him
Thro’ the night and day;
Walk with Him, trusting Him
Thro’ the night and day.

Then will I do His will
As to me revealed,
Nor to doubt nor despair
Shall I ever yield,
But to Him ever go,
Should I be distressed,
Knowing well I shall find
Comfort there and rest;
Knowing well I shall find
Comfort there and rest.