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3 Though mountains crumble into dust,
Thy covenant standeth fast;
Who follows Thee in pious trust
Shall reach the goal at last.

4 Though strange and winding seems the way,
While yet on earth I dwell,
In heaven my heart shall gladly say,
Thou, God, dost all things well !
Miss Winkworth. 1855. a.
Tr. Drewes. 1797.

24.50 L. M. 1 God of my life, whose gracious power Through various deaths my soul hath led; Or turned aside the fatal hour, Or lifted up my sinking head: 2 In all my ways Thy hand I own, Thy ruling Providence I see: Assist me still my course to run, And still direct my paths to Thee.

3 Whither, 0 whither should I fly,
But to my loving Savior's breast 2
Secure within Thine arms to lie,
And safe beneath Thy wings to rest'

4 I have no skill the snare to shun,
But Thou, O Christ, my wisdom art!
I ever into ruin run;
But Thou art greater than my heart.

5 Foolish, and impotent, and blind,
Lead me a way I have not known;
Bring me where I my heaven may find,
The heaven of loving Thee alone.

6 Enlarge my heart to make Thee room;
Enter, and in me ever stay:
The crooked then shall straight become;
The darkness shall be lost in day.
C. Wesley. 1740.

451 PSALM 31.” S. M. 1 MY spirit on Thy care, Blest Savior, I recline; Thou wilt not leave me to despair, For Thou art Love divine.

2 In Thee I place my trust,
On Thee I calmly rest:
I know Thee good, I know Thee just,
And count Thy choice the best.

3 Whate'er events betide,
Thy will they all perform;
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide,
Nor fear the coming storm.

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1 Upward I lift mine eyes;
From God is all my aid;
The 'God who built the skies,
And earth and mature made.
God is the Tower His grace is nigh
To which I fly; In every hour.

2 My feet shall never slide
And fall in fatal snares,
Since God, my Guard and Guide,
Defends me from my fears.
Those wakeful eyes Shall Israel keep
That never sleep . When dangers rise,
3 No burning heats by day,
Nor blasts of evening air,
Shall take my health away,
If God be with me there.

Thou art my Sun, To guard my head
And Thou my Shade, By night or noon.
4 IIast Thou not given Thy word
To save my soul from death 2
And I can trust my Lord
To keep my mortal breath.

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Nor doubt my unmost wants are known
To Him who chose me for His own.

4 Thou know'st when joyful hours are best, And send'st them as Thou seest it meet: When I have borne the fiery test, * And am made free from all deceit, Thou comest to me all unaware, And makest me own Thy loving care.

5 Help me to swerve not from Thy ways,
But do my own part faithfully,
And trust Thy promises of grace,
That they may be fulfilled in me.
Thou never wilt forsake at need
The soul that trusts in Thee indeed.

From Miss Winkworth. 1855.
Tr. George Neumarck. 1653.

456 S. M. 1 Away, my needless fears, And doubts no longer mine ! A ray of heavenly light appears, A messenger divine. 2 Thrice comfortable hope, That calms my stormy breast; My Father's hand prepares the cup, And what He wills is best.

454 7, 6. 1 IN holy contemplation

We sweetly now pursue

The theme of God's salvation,
And find it ever new.

Set free from present sorrow,
We cheerfully can say,

Let the unknown to-morrow
Bring with it what it may.

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Thy will they all perform;
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide,
Nor fear the coming storm.
4. Let good or ill befall,
It must be good for me;
Secure of having Thee in all,
Of having all in Thee.
Henry Francis Lyte. 1834.

452 PSALM 121. II. M.

I Upward I lift mine eyes;
From God is all my aid;
The God who built the skies,
And earth and nature made.
God is the Tower His grace is nigh
To which I fly; In every hour.
2 My feet shall never slide
And fall in fatal snares,
Since God, my Guard and Guide,
Defends me from my fears.
Those wakeful eyes Shall Israel keep
That never sleep When dangers rise,
3 No burning heats by day,
Nor blasts of evening air,
Shall take my health away,
If God be with me there.

2 What can our anxious cares avail,
Our never-ceasing moans and sighs 2
What can it help us to bewail
Each painful moment as it flies?
Our cross and trials do but press
The heavier for our bitterness.

3 Help me my restless heart to still,
And wait in cheerful hope, content
To take whate'er Thy gracious Will,
Thy all-discerning Love, hath sent;
Nor doubt my inmost wants are known
To Him who chose me for His own.

4 Thou know'st when joyful hours are best, And send'st them as Thou seest it meet: When I have borne the fiery test, w And am made free from all deceit, Thou comest to me all unaware, And makest me own Thy loving care.

5 Help me to swerve not from Thy ways,
But do my own part faithfully,
And trust Thy promises of grace,
That they may be fulfilled in me.
Thou never wilt forsake at need
The soul that trusts in Thee indeed.

From Miss Winkworth. 1855.
Tr. George Neumarck. 1653.

456 S. M. 1 Away, my needless fears, And doubts no longer mine ! A ray of heavenly light appears, A messenger divine. 2 Thrice comfortable hope, That calms my stormy breast; My Father's hand prepares the cup, And what He wills is best.

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