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Hymn: I have sought round the verdant earth for unfading joy (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

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.