Eleventh in a series of posts that go through hymns in The Book of Praise of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.
O God, thou art my God alonePsalm 63 Wainwright Paraphrase, James Montgomery (1771-1854) Music: Richard Wainwright (1758-1825) public domain
O God, thou art my God alone; early to thee my soul shall cry, a pilgrim in a land unknown, a thirsty land whose springs are dry. Yet through this rough and thorny maze I follow hard on thee, my God; thy hand unseen upholds my ways; I safely tread where thou hast trod. Thee in the watches of the night when I remember on my bed, thy presence makes the darkness light; thy guardian wings are round my head. Better than life itself, thy love, dearer than all beside to me, for whom have I in heaven above, or what on earth, compared with thee? Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice, for all thy mercy I will give; my soul shall still in God rejoice; my tongue shall bless the while I live.