Scripture Verse

My cup overflows. Psalm 23:5

Introduction

portrait
William Gardiner (1770–1853)
Courtesy of British Museum
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Words: Jane F. Crewd­son, Lays of the Re­for­ma­tion 1860.

Music: Bel­mont, Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1812 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Crewd­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O Thou, whose bounty fills my cup
With every blessing meet!
I give Thee thanks for every drop—
The bitter and the sweet.

I praise Thee for the desert road,
And for the riverside;
For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,
And all Thy grace denied.

I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
And for the gain and loss;
I praise Thee for the future crown,
And for the present cross.

I thank Thee for the wing of love,
Which stirred my worldly nest;
And for the stormy clouds which drove
The flutterer to Thy breast.

I bless Thee for the glad increase,
And for the waning joy;
And for this strange, this settled peace,
Which nothing can destroy.