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What can these anxious cares avail thee,

The never-ceasing moans and sighs ? What can it help, if thou bewail thee,

O’er each dark moment as it flies ?
Our cross and trials do but press
The heavier for our bitterness.

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Only be still and wait His leisure

In cheerful hope, with heart content To take whate'er thy Father's pleasure

And all-deserving love hath sent; No doubt our inmost wants are known To Him Who chose us for His own.

4 He knows the time for joy, and truly

Will send it when He sees it meet,
When He has tried and purged thee throughly,

And finds thee free from all deceit;
He comes to thee all unaware
And makes thee own His loving care.

5 Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving,

So do thine own part faithfully,
And trust His word, though undeserving,

Thou yet shall find it true for thee;
God never yet forsook at need
The soul that trusted Him indeed. Amen.

Tr. CATHERINE WINKWORTH

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In Christ I Feel the Heart of God

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ARTHUR BERRIDGE

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1. In Christ I

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In Christ I touch the hand of God,

From His pure height reached down,
By blessed ways before untrod,

To lift us to our crown;
Victory that only perfect is
Through loving sacrifice, like His.

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Holding His hand, my steadied feet

May walk the air, the seas;
On life and death His smile falls sweet,

Lights up all mysteries;
Stranger nor exile can I be
In new worlds where He leadeth me.

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Not my Christ only; He is ours:

Humanity's close bond;
Key to its vast, unopened powers,

Dream of our dreams beyond.
What yet we shall be none can tell:

Now are we His, and all is well. Amen.

LUCY LARCOM

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Tr JOHN WESLEY

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