My dear Redeemer and my Lord

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'My dear Redeemer and my Lord' is a hymn by Isaac Watts, published as Hymn 139 in Book 2 of his Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

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My dear Redeemer and my Lord,
I read my duty in thy word;
But in thy life the law appears,
Drawn out in living characters.

Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal,
Such def'rence to thy Father's will,
Such love, and meekness so divine,
I would transcribe, and make them mine.

Cold mountains, and the midnight air,
Witness'd the fervour of thy pray'r;
The desert thy temptations knew,
Thy conflict, and thy vict'ry too.

Be thou my pattern; make me bear
More of thy gracious image here;
Then God, the Judge, shall own my name
Amongst the foll'wers of the Lamb.

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