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Yes! "the Lord is good", I know it - The Lord is good
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Lord is good.

"The Lord is good." (Nahum 1,7)

1. Yes! "the Lord is good", I know it,
  I have proved it from my youth;
all his gracious dealings show it,
  show the soul-reviving truth:
    though all others silent stood,
    I must say "the Lord is good".

2. Long ere yet I had a being,
  he, to whom all things are known,
knew what I should be, and seeing
  I should perish, left alone,
    then my soul with mercy viewed;
    this declares "the Lord is good".

3. While I lived in mad defiance
  of his pow'r who gave me breath,
though my soul had made alliance,
  and was leagued with hell and death,
    yet his gracious purpose stood;
    this declares "the Lord is good".

4. Since, thro' grace, I've learned to know him,
  what forbearance has he shown!
I have been unfaithful to him,
  yet his mercy is not gone;
    what he bore, no other would;
    'tis a truth, "the Lord is good".

5 Of this truth I'm oft forgetful,
  and repine against his will;
yes, my heart is most deceitful,
  yet he spares and pardons still;
    and in yonder blessed abode,
    I shall sing "the Lord is good".

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 692. Title added.

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