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"Lord, Thou knowest all things."
I mf THOU knowest, Lord, the weariness and sorrow
Of the sad heart that comes to Thee for rest;
Blessings implored, and sins to be confessed ;
2 mf Thou knowest all the past : how long and blindly
On the dark mountains the lost wanderer straycd ;
He bore it home, upon His shoulders laid,
3 mf Thou knowest all the present : each temptation,
Each toilsome duty, each foreboding fear ;
Or to beloved ones than self more dear;
4 mf Thou knowest all the future: gleams of gladness
By stormy clouds too quickly overcast ;
To tread that path, but this, "Thou knowest, Lord ?
5 mf Thou knowest, not alone as God, all knowing ;
As man, our mortal weakness Thou hast proved :
And find a hiding-place, a rest, a home.
6 mf Therefore we come, Thy gentle call obeying,
And lay our sins and sorrows at Thy feet ;
Clothed in Thy robe of righteousness complete :
f And follow on to know as we are known. Amen.
" It is l; be not afraid." I Ở WHEN the dark waves round us 4 PP When we weep beside the bier
And we look in vain for aid, [roll, Where some well-loved form is laid,
Speak, Lord, to the trembling soul, Oh ! may then the mourner hear, f“ It is I; be not afraid."
“ It is I ; be not afraid." 2 mf When we dimly trace Thy form 5 When with wearing, hopeless pain In mysterious clouds arrayed,
Sinks the spirit, sore dismayed, Be the echo of the storm,
cres Breathe Thou then the comfort. f“ It is I ; be not afraid."
mf“ It is I ; be not afraid." (strain, 3 € When our brightest hopes depart, 6 PP When we feel the end is near, When our fairest visions fade,
Passing into death's dark shade, Whisper to the fainting heart, cres May the voice be strong and clear, Acres “ It is I; be not afraid.'
f“ It is I ; be not afraid." Amen
VII.-ASPIRATION AND PRAYER.
CHARLES STEGGALL, Mus. Doc,
"Ask, and it shall be given you.' imf COME, my soul, thy suit prepare ; There Thy blood-bought right mainJesus loves to answer prayer ;
And without a rival reign. [tain,
5 mf As the image in the glass
Answers the beholder's face, f Thou art coming to a King :
Thus unto my heart appear,
Let Thy love my spirit cheer ;
cres As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend, Lord, remove this load of sin;
Lead me to my journey's end.
7mf Show me what I have to do ;
Every hour my strength renew; Ep Lord, I come to Thee for rest ;
Let me live a life of faith; res Take possession of my breast ; dim Let me die Thy people's death. Amen.