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Verily Thou art a God that hidest Thyself.-Isa. xlv. 15.
Can be terrible and stern:
From its stroke be no salvation,
Though on every side we turn :
Lord of nature,
Then to Thee our spirits yearn. 2 When He folds the cloud about Him, 5 Calm and blest is our composure, Firm within it stands His throne ;
When the secret is possessed,
Hath to us His heart expressed :
Thou, O Saviour,
Hast been given to give us rest. 3 Travellers at night, by fleeing,
6 Space and time, O Lord, that show Thee Cannot run into the day ;
Oft in power veiling good, God can lead the blind and seeing,
Are too vast for us to know Thee
As our trembling spirits would :
But in Jesus,
Father ! Thou art understood.
T. T. Lynch
5 His every word of grace is strong 65 He is faithful that promised.
As that which built the skies ;
The voice that rolls the stars along ✓ BEGIN, my tongue, some heavenly Speaks all the promises. thenie,
mf 6 O might I hear Thy heavenly tongue And speak some boundless thing;
But whisper. Thou art rine,'
of To notes almost divine.
1. Watts, 2 Tell of His wondrous faithfulness,
And sound His power abroad ; 66 So great salvation.-HEB. ii. 3.
sound ! And the performing God.
"Tis pleasure to our ears ;
A sovereign balm for every wound, 3 Proclaim salvation from the Lord
A cordial for our fears.
p 2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,
At hell's dark door we lay ;
But we arise by grace divine
To see a heavenly day. 4 Engraved as in eternal brass,
s 3 Salvation ! let the echo fly
The spacious earth around,
While all the armies of the sky
Conspire to raise the sound.
4 And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God's presence, and His very self,
And essence all-Divine. mf 2 O loving wisdom of our God !
5 O generous love ! that He, who smote When all was sin and shame,
In Man for man the foe,
dim The double agony in Man
For man should undergo ; 3 O wisest love! that flesh and blood, p 6 And in the garden secretly, Which did in Adam fail,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die !
And in the depth be praise ;
J. H. Newman.
68 His mercy is everlasting.-Ps. c. 5. 69 By the grace of God I am what I am.
1 COR. xv. 10.
, Delights our evil to remove,
all And help our misery.
mf All that I am I owe to Thee, 2 Thou waitest to be gracious still ;
My gracious God, alone.
Was mine, and only mine; 3 Thy goodness and Thy truth to me,
mf The good in which I now rejoice
Is Thine, and only Thine.
p 3 The darkness of my former night, Where all our thoughts are drowned.
The bondage, all was mine; 4 Its streams the whole creation reach,
The light of life in which I walk,
The liberty, is Thine.
4 Thy grace that made me feel my sin, 5 Faithful, O Lord, Thy mercies are,
Bade me in Christ believe:
Then, in believing, peace I found,
And now in Christ I live.
5 All that I am, e'en here on earth,
All that I hope to be
When Jesus comes, and glory dawns,
I owe it, Lord, to Thee.