O thou, in whose presence

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O thou, in whose presence my soul takes delight, on whom in affliction I call,

my comfort by day and my song in the night, my hope, my salvation, my all;
where dost thou, dear Shepherd, resort with thy sheep, to feed in the pastures of love?
Say, why in the valley of death should I weep, or lone in the wilderness rove?

Oh, why should I wander an alien from thee, or cry in the desert for bread?
Thy foes will rejoice when my sorrows they see, and smile at the tears I have shed.
They look, and ten thousands of angels rejoice, and myriads wait for their word.
They speak, and eternity, filled with their voice, reechoes the praise of the Lord.

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from Stand By Me: Hymns of Hope & Healing, released November 18, 2014
Hymnal: A Worship Book #559
Text: Joseph Swain, 1791
Music: “Christian Lyre,” 1831
Arranged by Logan Ressler & Patrick Ressler
Performed by Logan Ressler (electric guitar) 
& Patrick Ressler (vocals & piano)

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Pax Ressler Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pax Ressler is a performer, composer and arranger who grew up in the tradition of four-part hymn singing. Pax's love of music was fostered by hymns from an early age and four-part hymn singing has been woven into the fabric of their musicality, life and faith. As an adult, four-part hymns have informed Patrick's work as a composer, tuning their ear to inward harmony and voice leading. ... more

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