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2 Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill

C.M.

He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

57 The Lord hath His way in the whirlwind 58 I hid My face from thee for a moment,

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YOD moves in a mysterious way,

5 His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,

And scan His work in vain ;
God is His own interpreter,

And He will make it plain.

W. Cowper.

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R. REDHEAD.

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Amen.

have mercy on thee.-Isa. liv. 8.
HE Lord hath hid His face from us,
Whereby our hearts are sad :
The Lord hath done great things for us,
Whereby He makes us glad.

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mf 2 Yet, Lord, we know in doing good
Unchangeable Thou art;

The change in our wayward mood,
And in our faithless heart.

p 3 And if at times our sorrow makes
A cloud before Thy face,

Yet through the cloud Thy glory breaks
And from the cloud Thy grace.

mf 4 And love is in the falling rain,
As in the shining hour,
And worketh from a life of pain
A life of noble power.

5 Yea, when the light is overcast,
The love doth more abound;
And every sorrow, being past,
A mercy shall be found.

6 Then help us, Lord, to walk with Thee
By faith and not by sight;
So shall we find no change in Thee,
But change of love and light.

W. C. Smith.

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He shall feed His flock like a Shepherd.-Isa. xl. 11.
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mf of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine for ever.

2.

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

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p Perverse and foolish oft I strayed;
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

J. B. DYKES.

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mf In death's dark vale I fear no ill

C. E. KETTLE.

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Thou spread'st a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth ;
f And O what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth !

With Thee, dear Lord, beside me ; Thy rod and staff my comfort stiil, Thy cross before to guide me.

6.

mf And so through all the length of days Thy goodness faileth never;

f Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise Within Thy house for ever.

H. W. Baker.

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