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Hymn: As lightly and sweetly we tread (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: As lightly and sweetly we tread

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>

Composer: T Harrison

Meter: 8s

Tune: Exultation

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 105, click to see hymnal pages


As lightly and sweetly we tread

The rose-scattered pathway of youth,

We'll triumph that o'er us is spread

The ban-ner of mer-cy and truth; 

We'll our forth our praises that he

Who liveth and reigneth above,

For-ever our Guardian will be,

That God our Creator is love.

We know that his kindness and care

All parts of creation embrace-

That we shall especially share

The gifts of his infinite grace.

To him our thanksgivings ascend:

His blessings unlimited prove

That he is our father and friend-

That God our Preserver is love.

His love he revealed in his Son,

Whose mercy no bounds ever knew:

We'll praise him for all he has done,

And all he has promised to do;

In feeling, in deed, and in word,

Be governed by grace from above;

And always rejoice in the Lord,

For God our Redeemer is love.