"O Lord, I Sing With Lips and Heart"

                    by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O Lord, I sing with lips and heart,

        Joy of my soul, to Thee;

        To earth Thy knowledge I impart

        As it is known to me.

        2. Thou art the Fount of grace, I know,

        And Spring so full and free

        Whence saving health and goodness flow

        Each day so bounteously.

        3. For what have all that live and move

        Through this wide world below

        That does not from Thy bounteous love,

        O heavenly Father, flow?

        4. Who built the lofty firmament?

        Who spread the expanse of blue?

        By whom are to our pastures sent

        Refreshing rain and dew?

        5. Who warmeth us in cold and frost?

        Who shields us from the wind?

        Who orders it that fruit and grain

        We in their season find?

        6. Who is it life and health bestows?

        Who keeps us with His hand

        In golden peace, wards off war's woes

        From our dear native land?

        7. O Lord, of this and all our store

        Thou art the Author blest;

        Thou keepest watch before our door

        While we securely rest.

        8. Thou feedest us from year to year

        And constant dost abide;

        With ready help in time of fear

        Thou standest at our side.

        9.  Our deepest need dost Thou supply

        And all that lasts for aye;

        Thou leadest to our home on high,

        When hence we pass away.

Notes: Hymn #569 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 92: 1 Author: Paul Gerhardt Translated by: John Kelly, 1867, alt. Titled: Ich singe dir mit Herz und Mund Tune: Ich singe dir 1st Published in: "Harmonischer Liederschatz" Town: Frankfurt, 1738
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