Christ My Song - 1932
To God, my Saviour, praise is due
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
To God, my Saviour, praise is due.
"Who shall shew forth all his praise?" (Psalm 106,2)
2. "Goodness and mercy" have pursued
my steps since I have seen the light;
favours each day have been renewed,
my sun has shone benignly bright.
3. But since the Saviour's name I've known,
and seen how bright his glories shine,
my mercies centre all in one,
that I am his, and he is mine.
4. With other things I can dispense,
the world and all its joys forego;
but oh! my loss would be immense,
if I should cease the Lord to know.
5. This is the central point of bliss,
'tis all I ask, 'tis all I need;
my soul is rich, possessed of this,
without it, I am poor indeed.
6. Nor need I grieve because I owe
a debt that may the world amaze;
thro' endless years my praise shall flow,
and what is heaven but endless praise?
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 242.