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4. But when its troubled waters own
A Saviour's presence, in the wave
And found omnipotent to save.
Than earth can give is mirrored there;
The presence of its God declare.
Doxology. L. M.
And by His word of grace imparts,
Direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts. 2. And may the holy Three in One,
The Father, Word, and Comforter,
On every soul assembled here.
Sat down by proud Euphrates' stream,
And Zion was our mournful theme. 2. Our harps that when with joy we sung,
Were wont their tuneful thoughts to bear, With silent strings neglected hung
On willow-trees that withered there. 3. How shall we tune our voice to sing,
Or touch our harps with skillful hands?
Be sung by slaves in foreign lands? 4. O Salem! our once happy seat,
When I of thee forgetful prove,
The tuneful strings with art to move.
5. If I to mention thee forbear,
Eternal silence seize my tongue;
Till thy deliverance is my song.
TATE AND BRADY.
We walk through deserts dark as night;
Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 2. The want of sight she well supplies,
She makes the pearly gates appear ;
And brings eternal glories near.
While faith inspires a heavenly ray,
And rocks and dangers fill the way. 4. So Abra’m, by divine command,
Left his own house to walk with God;
And fired his zeal along the road.
Hushed with a word the raging storm,
“Lo! it is I; be not afraid.” 2. Blessed be the voice that breathes from heaven
To every heart in sunder riven,
“Lo! it is I; be not afraid.”
While shuddering nature waits her doom,
J. E. SMITH,
Clouds overcast my wint'ry sky;
My fears are great, my strength is small. 2. O Lord, the pilot's part perform,
And guide and guard me through the storm;
Control the waves; say, “ Peace! be still.” 3. Amid the roaring of the sea,
My soul still hangs her hopes on Thee;
Is all that saves me from despair.
My Saviour through the floods I seek;
To see the work of God decline,
“ Dismiss thy fears, the ark is Mine 2. “ Though for a time I hid My face,
Rely upon My love and power;
And wait for a reviving hour.
I've seen thy tears, and heard thy prayer;
But spring shall all its wastes repair.” 4. Lord! I obey, my hopes revive;
Come, join with me, ye saints, and sing:
For God will help and triumph bring.
The fate provided by Thy love;
I know that all is bright above. 2. The stars of heaven are shining on,
Though these frail eyes are dimmed with tears; The hopes of earth indeed are gone,
But are not ours the immortal years ? 3. Father! forgive the heart that clings,
Thus trembling, to the things of time;
No sorrows dim celestial love;
Like shadows of the night, remove. 5. E'en now, above, there's radiant day,
While clouds and darkness brood below;
To drink the bitter cup I go.
So be it; I am well content;
In life, in death, Thy perfect will ;
But what my Lord is pleased to grant.
Our anxious hearts a needless care:
4. Faith is our only business here
Faith simple, constant, and sincere;
1. My heart lies dead; and no increase
Doth my dull husbandry improve:
Drop from above."*
And shall the dew outstrip Thy Dove?
“ Drop from above !"
Unto a hardness void of love;
“Drop from above."
Or if to me Thou wilt not move,
“ Drop from above !"
Early to Thee my soul shall cry,
A thirsty land whose springs are dry. 2. Yet, through this rough and thorny maze,
I follow hard on Thee, my God;
I safely tread where Thou hast trod. 3. Thee, in the watches of the night,
When I remember on my bed,