250. O Lord! We Would Delight in Thee

C.M.
by Ryland, 1777
1
O Lord! we would delight in Thee,
 
And on Thy care depend;
 
To Thee in every trouble flee,
 
Our safe, unfailing Friend.
2
When human cisterns all are dried,
 
Thy fullness is the same;
 
May we with this be satisfied,
 
And glory in Thy name.
3
Why should we thirst for aught below,
 
While there's a fountain near;
 
A fountain which doth ever flow,
 
The fainting heart to cheer?
4
No good in creatures can be found,
 
All, all is found in Thee;
 
We must have all things and abound,
 
Through Thy sufficiency.
5
Thou that hast made our heaven secure,
 
Wilt here all good provide;
 
While Christ is rich, can we be poor?
 
Christ, who for us has died!
6
O Lord! we cast each care on Thee,
 
And triumph and adore;
 
Oh, that our great concern may be
 
To love and praise Thee more.