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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Psalms and Hymns. II. “My spirit on Thy care”

Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847)

(Psalm xxxi.)

MY spirit on Thy care,

Blest Saviour, I recline;

Thou wilt not leave me to despair,

For Thou art Love divine.

In Thee I place my trust,

On Thee I calmly rest;

I know Thee good, I know Thee just,

And count Thy choice the best.

Whate’er events betide,

Thy will they all perform;

Safe in Thy breast my head I hide,

Nor fear the coming storm.

Let good or ill befall,

It must be good for me;

Secure of having Thee in all

Of having all in Thee.