243. 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 def'rence 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 vict'ry 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 foll'wers 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
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Tune Information
Name: INVITATION (Kimball)
Composer: Jacob Kimball (1793)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major

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