Scripture Verse

I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me.@Psalm 40:17

Words & Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz, Notes of Vic­to­ry (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1885), num­ber 54 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edmund S. Lorenz
(1854–1942)

Amid the trials which I meet,
Amid the thorns that pierce my feet,
One thought remains supremely sweet,
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!

Refrain

Thou thinkest, Lord, of me;
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me;
What need I fear, since Thou art near,
And thinkest, Lord, of me!

The cares of life come thronging fast,
Upon my soul their shadows cast;
Their gloom reminds my heart at last,
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!

Refrain

Let shadows come, let shadows go,
Let life be bright or dark with woe;
I am content, for this I know,
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me!

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