Scripture Verse

Where is thy God? Psalm 42:3

Introduction

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Thomas T. Lynch
(1818–1871)

Words: Tho­mas T. Lynch, The Ri­vu­let (Lon­don: Ro­bert The­o­bald, 1855), num­ber 53.

Music: Blay­don Hen­ry W. Lit­tle (1853–1913) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Where is thy God, my soul?
Is He within thy heart;
Or ruler of a distant realm
In which thou hast no part?

Where is thy God, my soul?
Only in stars and sun;
Or have the holy words of truth
His light in every one?

Where is thy God, my soul?
Confined to Scripture’s page;
Or does His Spirit check and guide
The spirit of each age?

O Ruler of the sky,
Rule Thou within my heart;
Oh, great Adorner of the world,
Thy light of life impart.

Giver of holy words,
Bestow Thy holy power;
And aid me, whether work or thought
Engage the varying hour.

In Thee have I my help,
As all my fathers had;
I’ll trust Thee when I’m sorrowful,
And serve Thee when I’m glad.