Scripture Verse

As thy days, so shall thy strength be. Deuteronomy 33:25

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
1823–1876

Words: Will­iam F. Lloyd, in Spi­ri­tu­al Songs for So­cial Wor­ship, ed­it­ed by Tho­mas Hast­ings & Lo­well Ma­son (Uti­ca, New York: Will­iam Will­iams, 1833), page 187.

Music: St. Bees John B. Dykes, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lloyd (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Wait, my soul, up­on the Lord,
To His gra­cious pro­mise flee,
Laying hold up­on His Word,
As thy days thy strength shall be.

If the sor­rows of thy case
Seem pe­cul­iar still to thee,
God has pro­mised need­ful grace:
As thy days thy strength shall be.

Days of tri­al, days of grief,
In suc­cess­ion thou mayst see;
This is still thy sweet re­lief:
As thy days thy strength shall be.

Rock of Ag­es, I’m se­cure,
With Thy pro­mise, full and free,
Faithful, po­si­tive, and sure,
As thy days thy strength shall be.