Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 27 (based on Psalm 27) from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
THE Lord my Saviour is my light,
What power against my soul shall fight?
While God, my strength, to me is near,
What foe can harm, whom shall I fear?
The greatest joy my heart desires,
And for which all my soul aspires,
Is in God’s house to spend my days,
My life devoted to His praise.
This do I seek with ceaseless care,
And God attends my earnest prayer;
Here may my soul His beauties trace,
And know the wonders of His grace.
When troubles rise, my guardian God
Will hide me safe in His abode!
Firm as a rock my hope shall stand,
Sustained by His almighty hand.
Should every earthly friend depart,
Or should I lose my parents’ heart,
Then God on Whom my hopes depend,
Will still be Father, Guide and Friend.
Author: Anne Steele (1717-78)
Composer: Thomas Blockley (1800-82)