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Lovely Lyrics
October 12, 2010, 8:10 am
Filed under: Christian Living, Cool Finds, Gospel

Happy Tuesday , Sunshines! (Yes, I am talking to you.)

I’ve been looking for a term of endearment to use, but I’m not a person that naturally comes up with nicknames. I love that Darby uses the term “Rovers” to address her readers on her blog, but alas, I have not found its equal. Yesterday, I had lunch with a dear friend who comes up with nicknames in abundance, which she is then able to skillfully apply to anyone and everyone. Her latest nickname is Sunshine. It seems to work for a morning post, but I’d still like to coin another term. I could use your creative help if you have any suggestions.

…Anyway…

I wanted to share the lyrics with you of a hymn I learned on Sunday. The lyrics are not only true, but they are also beautifully penned. They are so simple and yet so poetic. I hope they encourage you as they have encouraged me.

“God of My Life, to Thee I Call”
by William Cowper, 1731-1800

God of my life, to Thee I call;
Afflicted, at Thy feet I fall;
When the great water-floods prevail,
Leave not my trembling heart to fall.

Friend of the friendless and the faint,
Where should I lodge my deep complaint?
Where but with Thee, whose open door
Invites the helpless and the poor?

Did ever mourner plead with Thee
And Thou refuse that mourner’s plea?
Does not the word still fixed remain
That none shall seek Thy face in vain?

Fair is the lot that’s cast for me;
I have an Advocate with Thee.
They whom the world caresses most
Have no such privilege to boast.

Poor though I be, despised, forgot,
Yet God, my God, forgets me not;
And he is safe and must succeed
For whom the Lord is sure to plead.

Then hear, 0 Lord, my humble cry
And bend on me Thy pitying eye.
To Thee their prayer Thy people make:
Hear us for our Redeemer’s sake.

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