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5 0! who could bear life's stormy doom,
Did not thy wing of love
Our peace-branch from above ? 6 Then sorrow, touched by thee, grows bright,
With more than rapture's ray;
We never saw by day.
8s and 7 s.
Through this lonely vale of tears ;
Till our last great change appears.
When in devious paths we stray,
Lead us in thy perfect way.
2 In the hour of pain and anguish,
In the hour when death draws near,
Suffer not our souls to fear:
Bid us in thine arms to rest,
We awake among the blest.
And sing thy great Redeemer's praise,
His loving-kindness, O! how free! 2 He saw me ruined in the fall,
Yet loved me notwithstanding all;
3 Though numerous hosts of mighty toes,
Though earth and hell my way oppose,
His loving-kindness, O! how strong! 4 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud,
Has gathered thick, and thundered loud,
His loving-kindness, O! how good! 5 Often I feel my sinful heart,
Prone from my Saviour to depart;
His loving-kindness changes not.
Soon all my mortal powers must fail;
His loving-kindness sing in death.
To the bright world of endless day ;
1 Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
Tunc my heart to sing thy grace ; Streams of mercy never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above ; Praise the mount_0! fix me on it,
Mount of God's unchanging love.
2 Here I raise my Ebenezer,
Hither by thy help I'm come;
Safely to arrive at home.
Wandering from the fold of God;
30! to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to leave the God I love ;
Seal it from thy courts above.
And did my Sovereign die ?
For such a worm as I!
2 Thy body slain, dear Jesus, thine,
And bathed in its own blood,
The glorious sufferer stood !