February 11, 2008

Dr John C. Ryland, Jr.

1 O LORD, we would delight in Thee, And on Thy care depend; To Thee in every trouble flee, Our safe, unfailing Friend.
2 When human cisterns all are dried, Thy fulness is the same; May we with this be satisfied, And glory in Thy name.
3 Why should we thirst for ought below, While there's a fountain near, A fountain which doth ever flowThe fainting heart to cheer?
4 No good in creatures can be found; All, all is found in Thee: We must have all things and aboundThrough Thy sufficiency.
5 Thou that hast made our heaven secureWilt here all good provide; While Thou art rich, can we be poor --- Thou who for us hast died?
6 O Lord, we cast each care on Thee, And triumph and adore; O that our great concern may be To love and praise Thee more.

Dr. Ryland's advice to young academicians:
"Mind, no sermon is of any value, or likely to be useful, which has not the three R's in it. — Ruin by the Fall; Redemption by Christ; Regeneration by the Spirit.

STEM Publishing : Hymns : Spiritual Songsters : Dr. John Ryland, D.D. 1753-1825

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