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4. Better than life itself Thy love,
Dearer than all beside to me;
Or what on earth compared with Thee ?
1. The floods, O Lord, lift up their voice,
The mighty floods lift up their roar;
And climb in foam the sounding shore. 2. But mightier than the mighty sea,
The Lord of glory reigns on high;
And see their fury break and die. 3. Thy word is true, Thy promise sure,
That ancient promise sealed in love;
As Thy pure mansions shine above.
1. O LORD, Thy counsels and Thy care
My safety and my comfort are;
Till glory crown the work of grace. 2. In whom but Thee, in heaven above,
Can I repose my trust, my love?
Loved in comparison with Thee ? . 3. My flesh is hastening to decay;
Soon shall the world have passed away;
When heart, and strength, and life shall fail ? 4. But O! my Saviour, be Thou nigh,
And I will triumph when I die;
But I will call Thy name to mind;
God was kind.
Swell like a sea, and round me spread;
When I address His throne by day;
The night shall hear me sing and pray. 4. I'll cast myself before His feet,
And say, “My God, my heavenly Rock, Why doth Thy love so long forget
The soul that groans beneath Thy stroke?'' 5. Thy light and truth shall guide me still;
Thy word shall my best thoughts employ, And lead me to thine heavenly hill,
My God, my most exceeding joy!
Since on Thine arm Thou bid'st me lean,
By faith to cling alone to Thee. 2. Blest with this fellowship divine,
Take what Thou wilt, I'll ne'er repine;
My fainting soul would cling to Thee!. 3. Far from her home, fatigued, opprest,
Here she has found her place of rest;
While she cản closely cling to Thee!
4. Oft, when I seem to tread alone
Some barren waste with thorns o'ergrown,
Still whispers softly, “ Cling to me!" 5. Though faith and hope may oft be tried,
I ask not, need not, aught beside;
The soul that only clings to Thee!
1. They will I love, O Lord, my strength,
My rock, my tower, my high defense;
For I have found salvation thence. 2. Death, and the terrors of the grave,
Stood round me with their dismal shade; While floods of high temptations rose,
And made my sinking soul afraid. 3. I saw the opening gates of hell,
With endless pains and sorrows there,
While I was hurried to despair.
distress I called my God, When I could scarce believe Him mine, He bowed His ear to my complaint;
Then did His grace appear divine. 5. With speed He slew to my relief,
As on a cherub's wing He rode;
The face of my Deliverer, God! 6. Temptations fled at His rebuke
The blast of His almighty breath;
And drew me from the deeps of death.
7. My song forever shall record
That terrible, that joyful hour!
Due to His mercy and His power.
1. The tempter to my soul haih said,
“There is no help in God for thec;" Lord! lift Thou up Thy servant's head;
My glory, shield, and solace be. 2. Thus to the Lord I raised my cry,
He heard me from His holy hill;
He beckoned—and the winds were still. 3. I laid me down and slept--) woke
Thou, Lord! my spirit didst sustain;
Thy comforts rose on me again.
Compass my steps in all their wrath;
And days are dark, and friends are few;
And counts and treasures up my tears. 2. If aught should tempt my soul to stray
From heavenly wisdom's narrow way,
3. When, mourning, o'er some stone I bend,
Which covers all that was a friend;
For “ Jesus wept” o'er Lazarus dead. 4. And, O! when I have safely pass'd
Through every conflict but the last,
And wipe the latest tear away. 763.
God's meekest angel gently comes;
And Heavenly Father sends him here.
Our feverish brows with cooling balm,
And make our own our Father's will!
With longings for the close of day,
GERMAN TR. WHITTIER.
While darkness vails this mortal eye,
Wrapped yet in fears and mystery;