|78 (1)||Psalm 78 Version 1||DCM|
|O PRAISE our great and gracious Lord,
And call upon His name;
To strains of joy tune every chord,
His mighty acts proclaim.
Tell how He led His chosen race
To Canaan’s promised land;
Tell how His covenant of grace,
Unchanged shall ever stand.
|2||He gave the shadowing cloud by day,
The moving fire by night;
To guide His children on their way,
He made their darkness light.
We also have a sure retreat,
A Saviour ever nigh;
And clearest light to guide our feet,
A Word from God on high!
|3||We, too, have manna from above,
The bread that came from Heaven;
And Jesus, from His hand of love,
Has living waters given.
A Rock we have, from which a spring
In rich abundance flows;
‘That Rock is Christ,’ our Priest, our King,
Who life and health bestows.
|4||O Lord, we lean upon Thy Word,
And Thee our heavenly Guide;
So shall we find death’s fearful flood
Serene as Jordan’s tide;
And safely reach that happy shore,
The land of peace and rest,
Where we shall worship and adore,
In God’s own presence blest.
|Harriet Auber, 1773-1862|