4228. My Gracious Lord, I Own Thy Right

1. My gracious Lord, I own Thy right
To every service I can pay,
And call it my supreme delight
To hear Thy dictates, and obey.

2. What is my being but for Thee,
Its sure support, its noblest end?
’Tis my delight Thy face to see,
And serve the cause of such a Friend.

3. I would not sigh for worldly joy,
Or to increase my worldly good;
Nor future days nor powers employ
To spread a sounding name abroad.

4. ’Tis to my Savior I would live,
To Him who for my ransom died;
Nor could all worldly honor give
Such bliss as crowns me at His side.

5. His work my hoary age shall bless,
When youthful vigor is no more;
And my last hour of life confess
His dying love, His saving power.

Text Information
First Line: My gracious Lord, I own Thy right
Title: My Gracious Lord, I Own Thy Right
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: HOLBORN HILL
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33343 32111 12344
Key: F Major
Source: St. Al­ban’s Tune Book
Copyright: Public Domain



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