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2 I could not do without thee,
I cannot stand alone,
No wisdom of my own;
Art all in all to me,
If leaning hard on thee.
For O the way is long,
And sigh replaces song:
I do not know the way;
And wilt not let me stray. 4 I could not do without thee,
O Jesus, Saviour dear;
I know that thou art near.
This changeful life would be, Without the sweet communion,
The secret rest with thee! 5 I could not do without thee;
No other friend can read
Interpreting its need;
Each dim recess of mine,
O blessèd Lord, but thine. 6 I could not do without thee,
For years are fleeting fast,
The river must be passed;
But thou wilt never leave me,
And though the waves roll high,
Frances R. Havergal, 1873
184.108.40.206 D. NHERE'S a wideness in God's mercy
Like the wideness of the sea; There's a kindness in his justice,
Which is more than liberty. There is welcome for the sinner,
And more graces for the good; There is mercy with the Saviour;
There is healing in his blood.
2 There is no place where earth's sorrows
Are more felt than up in heaven; There is no place where earth's failings
Have such kindly judgment given. There is plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed; There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head.
3 For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man's mind;
Is most infinitely kind.
We should take him at his word;
Frederick W. Faber, 1862, cento
220.127.116.11.6 E TERNAL Light! Eternal Light!
How pure that soul must be, When, placed within thy searching sight, It shrinks not, but with calm delight
Can live, and look on thee.
2 The spirits that surround thy throne
May bear the burning bliss;
A fallen world like this.
3 O how shall I, whose native sphere
Is dark, whose mind is dim, Before the Ineffable appear, And on my naked spirit bear
The uncreated beam?
4 There is a
ay for man to rise
An Advocate with God:
5 These, these prepare us for the sight
Of holiness above:
Thomas Binney, c. 1826
Come unto me and rest;
Thy head upon my breast.
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary, and worn, and sad;
And he has made me glad.
Behold, I freely give
Stoop down and drink, and live.
Of that life-giving stream; My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in him. 3 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
I am this dark world's light;
And all thy day be bright.
In him my Star, my Sun;
Horatius Bonar, 1846
18.104.22.168 SAV AVIOUR, source of every blessing,
Tune my heart to grateful lays; Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for ceaseless songs of praise. 2 Teach me some melodious measure,
Sung by raptured saints above; Fill my soul with sacred pleasure,
While I sing redeeming love. 3 Thou didst seek me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God; Thou, to save my soul from danger,
Didst redeem me with thy blood.
4 By thy hand restored, defended,
Safe through life thus far I've come; Safe, O Lord, when life is ended, Bring me to my heavenly home. Amen.
Robert Robinson, 1768, alt.
, amid the encircling
Lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead thou me on! Keep thou my feet! I do not ask to see The distant scene; one step enough for me.
2 I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou
Shouldst lead me on; I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead thou me on! I loved the garish day; and, spite of fears, Pride ruled my will: remember not past
3 So long thy power hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone; And with the morn those angel faces smile, Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile. Amen.
John Henry Newman, 1899