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).

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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.