Christ My Song - 292
Lord, my soul with pleasure springs - True Pleasures
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
1. Lord, my soul with pleasure springs,
when Jesus' name I hear;
and when God the Spirit brings
the word of promise near:
beauties too, in holiness,
still delighted I perceive;
nor have words that can express
the joys thy precepts give. PDF - Midi
2. Clothed in sanctity and grace,
how sweet it is to see
those who love thee as they pass,
or when they wait on thee:
pleasant too, to sit and tell
what we owe to love divine;
till our bosoms grateful swell,
and eyes begin to shine.
3. Those the comforts I possess,
which God shall still increase,
all his ways are pleasantness,
and all his paths are peace.
Nothing Jesus did or spoke,
henceforth let me ever slight;
for I love his easy yoke,
and find his burden light.
3,3: Proverbs 3,17.
3,7: Matthew 11,30.
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 260.