Christ My Song - 1036
Laid up for those who fear thee, Lord - My Times are in Thy Hand (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
My Times are in Thy Hand.
1. Laid up for those who fear thee, Lord,
thy goodness, oh how great!
which thou hast wrought for their reward
who love what sinners hate.
Thou settest them before thy face,
secure from human pride;
in thy pavilion's secret place,
thou makest them abide.
2. The din of Babel never more
shall rob them of thy voice;
thy presence spreads its glory o'er
the city of thy choice.
My song is, Blessèd be the Lord,
for he hath shewn to me
his wondrous kindness, and his word
hath set the captive free.
3. I in my haste, my fear, had said,
I may not see thine eyes;
yet when to thee I bowed my head,
to thee my heart did rise.
Thou heardest my entreaty's voice;
thou, Lord, my soul hast known.
O love the Lord! In him rejoice!
Ye saints, his mercy own!
4. The Lord the faithful doth preserve,
the proud he layeth low;
be strong, all ye the Lord who serve,
who his salvation know.
Take courage, he your heart shall gird,
all ye on him who wait;
laid up for those who keep thy word,
thy goodness, Lord, how great!
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 116-117.