Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: I have sought round the verdant earth for unfading joy
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Composer: J Williamson
Tune: The Contrast
Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>
Page Number: 130, click to see hymnal pages
I have sought round the verdant earth for un-fad-ing joy,
I have tried eve-ry source of mirth, but all, all will cloy;
Lord be-stow on me grace to set my spirit free,
Thine the praise shall be, mine, mine the joy.
I have wandered in mazes dark, of doubt and distress
I have not had a kindly spark my spirit to bless;
Cheerless unbelief filled my laboring soul with grief;
What shall give relief, what shall give peace?
I turned to thy gospel, Lord, from folly away,
I trusted thy holy word which taught me to pray:
Here I found release, my wearied spirit here found peace,
The hopes of endless bliss and eternal day.
I'm a stranger and pilgrim here in this world of woe,
But I find my Redeemer near as onward I go:
Jesus is my friend he will be with me to the end,
And from foes defend my path below.
I have heard my Redeemer say, "my promise is sure
I have taught thee to watch and pray, all hardness endure:
Jesus be my guide, in thy promise I'll confide;
Keep me near thy side, my life, my way.
I will praise thee, my Heavenly King, I'll praise and adore
My hearts, richest tribute bring to thee, God of power;
And in Heaven above, saved by thy redeeming love,
Loud the strains shall move for evermore.
Hallelujahs through heaven will ring, salvation the theme;
Glory, honor, and praise we'll sing to God and the Lamb:
Crowns of glory wear, palms of victory we shall bear,
Shouts of triumph there never shall end.