4395. My Dear Redeemer and My Lord

1. My dear Redeemer and my Lord,
I read my duty in Thy Word;
But in Thy life the law appears,
Drawn out in living characters.

2. Such was Thy truth, and such Thy zeal,
Such deference to Thy Father’s will,
Such love and meekness so divine,
I would transcribe and make them mine.

3. Cold mountains and the midnight air
Witnessed the fervor of Thy prayer:
The desert Thy temptations knew,
Thy conflict, and Thy victory, too.

4. Be Thou my pattern; make me bear
More of Thy gracious image here;
Then God the judge shall own my name
Amongst the followers of the Lamb.

Text Information
First Line: My dear Redeemer and my Lord
Title: My Dear Redeemer and My Lord
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: FEDERAL STREET, Henry K. Oliver, 1832
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51564 32171 32217
Key: B♭ Major
Source: A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, by Joseph Funk (Winchester, Virginia: J. W. Hollis, 1832)
Copyright: Public Domain

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