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

By Memorials of Theophilus Trinal, Student (1850). V. Hymn for Sunday (“The Lord is rich”)

Thomas Toke Lynch (1818–1871)

THE LORD is rich and merciful!

The Lord is very kind!

Oh! come to Him, come now to Him,

With a believing mind.

His comforts they shall strengthen thee,

Like flowing waters cool;

And He shall for thy spirit be

A fountain ever full.

The Lord is glorious and strong,

Our God is very high;

Oh! trust in Him, trust now in Him,

And have security.

He shall be to thee like the sea,

And thou shalt surely feel

His wind, that bloweth healthily

Thy sicknesses to heal.

The Lord is wonderful and wise,

As all the ages tell:

Oh! learn of Him, learn now of Him,

Then with thee it is well.

And with His light thou shalt be blest.

Therein to work and live;

And He shall be to thee a rest

When evening hours arrive.