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420. O Lord, my best desire fulfil

1 O Lord, my best desire fulfil,
And help me to resign
Life, health, and comfort to Thy will,
And make Thy pleasure mine.

2 Why should I shrink at Thy command,
Whose Love forbids my fears?
Or tremble at the gracious Hand
That wipes away my tears?

3 No! let me rather freely yield
What most I prize to Thee,
Who never hast a good withheld,
Or wilt withhold from me.

4 Thy favor, all my journey through,
Thou art engaged to grant;
What else I want, or think I do,
'Tis better still to want.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, my best desire fulfil
Author: William Cowper (1779)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: The Christian Life: Trust
Notes: Alternate tune: #204 or #325
Tune Information
Name: DEPTFORD
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Composer from index: John Selby, 1762



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