243. O Lord! We Would Delight in Thee

C.M.
by J. Ryland, 1777
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O Lord! we would delight in Thee,
 
And on Thy care depend;
 
To Thee in every trouble flee,
 
Our safe, unfailing Friend.
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When human cisterns all are dried,
 
Thy fullness is the same;
 
May we with this be satisfied,
 
And glory in Thy name.
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No good in creatures can be found,
 
All, all is found in Thee;
 
We must have all things and abound,
 
Through Thy sufficiency.
“His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.” (Song of Solomon 5:16)
“But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.” (Philippians 4:18)
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5)
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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!
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:10-11)
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)
“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” (Romans 10:12)
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
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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.
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
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