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It is well.
1 Ir shall be well, let sinners know,

With those who love the Lord ;
His saints have always found it so,

When resting on his word.

2 Peace, then, ye chastened sons of God,

Why let your sorrows swell ?
Wisdom directs your Father's rod,

His word says, It is well.

3 Though you may trials sharp endure,

From sin or death or hell;
Your heavenly Father's love is sure,

And therefore, It is well.

4 Soon will your sorrows all be o’er,

And you shall sweetly tell,
On Canaan's calm and pleasant shore,

That all at last is well.

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L. M. Strength equal to the Day. : 1 AFFLICTED saint, to Christ draw near,

Thy Saviour's gracious promise hear;
His faithful word declares to thee,

That “ as thy day, thy strength shall be.” % Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong;

And if the conflict should be long,
Thy Lord will make the tempter flee ;
For “ as thy day, thy strength shall be.”

3 Should persecution rage and flame,

Still trust in thy Redeemer's name :
In fiery trials thou shalt see,
That “as thy day, thy strength shall be.”

4 When called by him to bear the cross,

Reproach, affliction, pain, or loss,
Or deep distress, and poverty ;
Still “ as thy day, thy strength shall be.”

5 When death at length appears in view,

Christ's presence shall thy fears subdue:
He comes to set thy spirit free;
And “as thy day, thy strength shall be.”

C. M.

Looking to God in Trouble.

1 DEAR Refuge of my weary soul,

On thee, when sorrows rise,
On thee, when waves of trouble roll,

My fainting hope relies.

2 To thee I tell each rising grief,

For thou alone canst heal;
Thy word can bring a sweet relief,

For every pain I feel.

3 But 0! when gloomy doubts prevail,

I fear to call thee mine ;

The springs of comfort seem to fail,

And all my hopes decline.

4 Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee?

Thou art my only trust;
And still my soul would cleave to thee,

Though prostrate in the dust.

Hast thou not bid me seek thy face?

And shall I seek in vain ?
And can the ear of sovereign grace

Be deaf when I complain ?

6 No, still the ear of sovereign grace

Attends the mourner's prayer: 0! may I ever find access,

To breathe my sorrows there.

n Thy mercy-seat is open still,

Here let my soul retreat :
With humble hope attend thy will,

And wait beneath thy feet.

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C. M.

Light in Darkness.
1 0 Thou who driest the mourner's tear,

How dark this world would be,
If, pierced by sins and sorrows here,

We could not fly to thee!

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2 The friends, who in our sunshine live,

When winter comes, are flown;
And he who has but tears to give,

Must weep those tears alone.

3 But thou wilt heal that broken heart,

Which, like the plants that throw
Their fragrance from the wounded part,

Breathes sweetness out of woe.

4 When joy no longer soothes or cheers,

And e'en the hope that threw
A moment’s sparkle o'er our tears,

Is dimmed and vanished too :

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