"God of My Life, to Thee I Call"
                   by William Cowper, 1731-1800; Stanza 1-5
                          by unknown author; Stanza 6
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.378

	1. 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.

	2. 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?

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

	4. 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.
	5. Poor though I be, despised, forgot,
	Yet God, my God, forgets me not;
	And he is safe and must succeed
	For whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead.
	6. 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.

Notes: Hymn #534 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 46 Author: William Cowper, 1779; st. 1-5 Author: unknown author; St. 6 Tune: "Wenn wir in hoechsten Noeten" 1st Published in: _Genevan Psalter_, 1547
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