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Suggested Tune Kingsfold (D.C.M.) [click tune name to play midi]
1. If I would want right words to come
in the times of dire straits,
but only seek those words just then
it would be far too late.
But if through constant fellowship
I know the Word himself,
then I can know that in my heart
His word forever dwells.
2. When harsh afflictions shade my life,
and I am much oppressed,
then I will do what I have done
in times of less distress.
I'll lift my voice in humble cry
and bow before the Lord,
there in expectant silence I
will listen for His word.
3. For if I daily hide myself
for precious moments there
beneath the shadow of His wings
I'll prosper in His care,
so when out of the blue the rains
like arrows on me fall,
I'll know a well established route
to refuge in my Lord.
4. So speak to me your living words;
O Living Word grant this,
and may your words placed in my heart
pass daily through these lips;
Then I will taste that God is good
and bread alone won't do;
And I will live His words of love
my heart has found so true!
Based on Revised Common Lectionary (C) for Lent 1