Thursday, June 26, 2008

Like a child at home

"There would I find my settled rest,
While others go and come,
No more a stranger or a guest,
But like a child at home."

Love it. This portion of a hymn was quoted in the article Baptism-Rebaptism by Gilbert Beebe in 1856. If anyone knows the hymn or its author I would be interested in finding it. Thanks.


Will Fitzgerald said...

It's our good Dr. Watts.

I learned to sign it to Irwington.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Thanks, Will. I did a quick Google search and didn't find it. I am glad to know the author and the entire hymn.

My shepherd will supply my need,
Jehovah is his name;
In pastures fresh he makes me feed,
Beside the living stream.

He brings my wand'ring spirit back
When I forsake his ways;
And leads me, for his mercy's sake,
In paths of truth and grace.

When I walk through the shades of death,
Thy presence is my stay;
A word of thy supporting breath
Drives all my fears away.

Thy hand, in sight of all my foes,
Doth still my table spread,
My cup with blessings overflows,
Thine oil anoints my head.

The sure provisions of my God
Attend me all my days:
O may thy house be mine abode,
And all my work be praise!

There would I find a settled rest,
While others go and come;
No more a stranger or a guest,
But like a child at home.

Will Fitzgerald said...

Heh. I meant 'I learned to sing it to Irwington.' I don't know how to sign.