Thee will I love, my strength, my tower,

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    CGS No.: 
    135

    Verse 1
    Thee will I love, my strength, my tower,
    Thee will I love, my joy, my crown;
    Thee will I love with all my power,
    In all Thy works, and Thee alone;
    Thee will I love, till sacred fire
    Fills my whole soul with pure desire.

    Verse 2
    I thank Thee, uncreated Sun,
    That Thy bright beams on me have shined;
    I thank Thee, who hast overthrown
    My foes, and healed my wounded mind;
    I thank Thee, whose enlivening voice
    Bids my freed heart in Thee rejoice.

    Verse 3
    Uphold me in the doubtful race,
    Nor suffer me again to stray;
    Strengthen my feet with heavenly grace
    Still to press forward in Thy way;
    That all my powers, with all their might,
    In Thy sole glory may unite.

    Verse 4
    Thee will I love, my joy, my crown;
    Thee will I love, my Lord, my God;
    Thee will I love, beneath Thy frown,
    Or smile ? Thy sceptre or Thy rod;
    What though my flesh and heart decay,
    Thee shall I love in endless day