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God sends sometimes a stillness in our life

God speaks to hearts of men in many ways
God's smile is on the waters

*Happy me, O happy sheep

He hides within the lily.

How beautiful it is to be alive

How beautiful our lives may be; how bright
How few, who from their youthful day

*I ask not, take away this weight of care.
I cannot think but God must know . .
*I have a little trembling light, which still
*I have seen a curious child

I hear through all the solemn pines

I look to Thee in every need

It is not happiness I seek

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I wake this morn and all my life *I will not doubt the love untold

Judge not; the workings of his brain

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*Lame from our birth, and daily we are brought Late on me, weeping, did this whisper fall

Let nothing make thee sad or fretful

Life! I know not what thou art

Like a cradle rocking, rocking

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*Look up, look up, my soul, still higher

Lord, what a change within us one short hour

Lovely, shadowy, soft and still

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My days are as the grass

My God, I thank Thee, who hast made
My little maiden of four years old

None loves me, Father, with Thy love
Not so in haste, my heart.

Now, on land and sea descending

*O foolish heart, be still

*O God! Thy power is wonderful.

*O God! whose thoughts are brightest light
*Oh! Source divine, and Life of all
*Oh, this is blessing, this is rest

O leave thyself to God! and if indeed.
O Lord! how happy should we be
*O Love! how cheering is thy ray
*O Mother-Heart, to Thee I turn
One Lord there is, all lords above
On the earth a flower grew.
O Thou in all Thy might so far

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*Quiet from God! how beautiful to keep

*Renew Thine image, Lord, in me

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Serene, 1 fold my hands and wait
Since thy Father's arm sustains thee
Source of my life's refreshing springs
*Spirit sent from God above

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Sweet morn from countless cups of gold

Teach me my God and King.

The day with light its genial self engirds.
The dying year grows strangely mild

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The farmer chides the tardy spring.
The lad and lass were forced to part
*The life of man has wondrous hours
*There sits not on the wilderness's edge
Therefore, our Heavenly Father.
*There's a wideness in God's mercy
*The stream of life from fountains flows
The twilight falls, the night is near.
The wind has blown as it listeth.
This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign
*This world I deem

Thou art with me, O my Father

Thou Grace Divine, encircling all

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*What comforts, Lord, to those are given

*Whate'er God does is well

*Whate'er my God ordains is right.

What have I yet to do

What shall I do, lest life in silence pass

*When, before, my God commanded

When I have said my quiet say

When the night is still and far

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*When up to nightly skies we gaze.

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When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean

With eager impulse, outward tending .

Within, within, O turn

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Sunshine in the Soul.

WITH

WITHIN.

ITHIN! within, O turn
Thy spirit's eyes, and learn

thy wandering senses gently to control;

Thy dearest Friend dwells deep within thy son, And asks thyself of thee,

that heart, and mind, and sense He may make whole

In perfect harmony.

Doth not thy inmost spirit yield

And sink where Love stands thus revealed
Be still and veil thy face,

The Lord is here, this is His holy place!

Then back to earth, and 'mid its toil and throng One glance within will keep thee calm and strong;

And when the toil is o'er, how sweet, O God, to

flee

Within, to Thee!

GERHARD TErsteegen, 1697-1769

FAITH, LOVE, AND PATIENCE.

ONE loves me, Father, with Thy love,

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None else can meet such needs as mine;

O, grant me, as Thou shalt approve,
All that befits a child of Thine!

From every doubt and fear release,
And give me confidence and peace.

Give me a faith shall never fail,
One that shall always work by love;
And then, whatever foes assail,
They shall but higher courage move
More boldly for the truth to strive,
And more by faith in Thee to live :

A heart, that, when my days are glad,
May never from Thy way decline,
And when the sky of life grows sad,
May still submit its will to Thine,
A heart that loves to trust in Thee,
A patient heart, create in me!

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ROM THE GERMAN

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