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151. The Divine Pattern

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
Among the followers of the Lamb.

Text Information
First Line: My dear Redeemer, and my Lord
Title: The Divine Pattern
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Life and Character; Christ: Character of; Christ: Example of (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM (MASON'S)
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major or modal



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