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Hymn: People of the living God (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: People of the living God

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> Montgomery


Meter: 7s


Hymn Number: 17

Page Number: 299, click to see hymnal pages


PEOPLE of the living God,

I have sought the world around,

Paths of sin and sorrow trod,

Peace and comfort nowhere found.

Now to you my spirit turns-

Turns, a fugitive unblest;

Brethren, where your altar burns,

O! receive me into rest.

Lonely, I no longer roam,

Like the cloud, the wind, the wave,

Where you dwell shall be my home

Where you die, shall be my grave;

Mine the God whom you adore,

Your Redeemer shall be mine;

Earth can fill my soul no more,

Every idol I resign.

Tell me not of gain or loss,

Ease, enjoyment, pomp, or power;

Welcome poverty and cross,

Shame, reproach, affliction's hour;

"Follow me;" I know thy voice;

Jesus, Lord, thy steps I see;

Now I take thy yoke by choice;

Light thy burden now to me.