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Hymn score of: O Lord, I would delight in thee - Delight in Christ (John Ryland/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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O Lord, I would delight in thee - Delight in Christ
(John Ryland/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Delight in Christ.

1. O Lord, I would delight in thee,
  and on thy care depend;
to thee in every trouble flee, –
  my best, my only friend!

2. When all created streams are dried,
  thy fullness is the same;
may I with this be satisfied,
  and glory in thy name!

3. Why should the soul a drop bemoan,
  who has a fountain near, –
a fountain which will ever run
  with waters sweet and clear?

4. No good in creatures can be found,
  but may be found in thee;
I must have all things, and abound,
  while God is God to me.

5. Oh, that I had a stronger faith,
  to look within the veil, –
to credit what my Saviour saith,
  whose Word can never fail!

6. He that has made me heaven secure
  will here all good provide;
while Christ is rich, can I be poor?
  What can I ask beside?

7. O Lord, I cast my care on thee;
  I triumph and adore:
henceforth my great concern shall be
  to love and please the more.

Dec. 3, 1777.

John Ryland, in: Charles Rogers: Lyra Britannica, 1867, 490.
Title and date in: John Julian, A Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907, 983.

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