Eternal Source Of Every Joy

2015 Songbook Section: 
The Eternal God > God The Father > Holy, Loving, Creator and Ruler
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God the Father: Works
Special Occasions: Harvest
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Biblical References: 
Psalm 94:1-5

Verse 1
Eternal source of every joy,
Well may thy praise our lips employ,
While in thy temple we appear,
Whose goodness crowns the circling year.

Verse 2
The flowery spring at thy command
Embalms the air and paints the land;
The summer rays with vigor shine,
To raise the corn, and cheer the vine.

Verse 3
Thy hand in autumn richly pours
Through all our coasts abundant stores,
And winters, softened by thy care,
No more their barren aspect wear.

Verse 4
Seasons and months and weeks and days
Demand successive songs of praise;
Still be the cheerful homage paid
With opening light and evening shade.

Verse 5
To thee by every right belongs
The sweetest note in all our songs,
But also what must please thee more:
Our lives to serve, our hearts to adore.