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We did not see Thee lifted high,

We did not mark the chosen few, Amid that wild and savage crew,

When Thou didst thro' the clouds ascend, Nor heard Thy meek, imploring cry: First lift to heaven their wondering view, “Forgive, they know not what they do!” Then to the earth all prostrate bend; Yet we believe the deed was done

Yet we believe that mortal eyes Which shook the earth and veiled the sun. Beheld that journey to the skies. 3

5 We stood not by the empty tomb

And now that Thou dost reign on high, Where late Thy sacred body lay,

And thence Thy waiting people bless, Nor sat within that upper room,

No ray of glory from the sky Nor met Thee in the open way;

Doth shine upon our wilderness; But we believe that angels said

But we believe Thy taithful word, “Why seek the living with the dead ?” And trust in our redeeming Lord. Amen.

Rewritten by JOHN HAMPDEN GURNEY

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Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown

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JosIAH Воотн

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1. Come, O Thou Trav - el - er unknown, Whom still I hold, but can-not see,

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With Thee all night I

mean to stay, And wres-tle till the break of day A-men.

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I need not tell Thee who I am,

My misery or sin declare;
Thyself hast called me by my name;

Look on Thy hands, and read it there!
But who, I ask Thee, who art Thou?
Tell me Thy name, and tell me now.

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My prayer hath power with God; the grace

Unspeakable I now receive;
Through faith I see Thee face to face,

I see Thee face to face, and live:
In vain I have not wept and strove;
Thy nature, and thy name, is Love.

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5 Yield to me now, for I am weak, I know Thee, Saviour, who Thou art; But confident in self-despair;

Jesus, the feeble sinner's friend! Speak to my heart, in blessings speak, Nor wilt Thou with the night depart,

Be conquered by my instant prayer! But stay, and love me to the end ! Speak, or Thou never hence shalt move, Thy mercies never shall remove, And tell me, if Thy name is Love? Thy nature, and thy name, is Love! Amen.

CHARLES WESLBY

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Beneath the spreading heavens,

No creature but is fed;
And He Who feeds the ravens,
Will give His children bread,

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Though vine nor fig-tree neither,

Their wonted fruit should bear, Though all the field should wither,

Nor flocks nor herds be there;
Yet God the same abiding

His praise shall tune my voice,
For, while in Him confiding,
I cannot but rejoice. Amen.

William Cowper

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at Thy gracious word, And lay them at Thy feet: Thou knowest, Lord. A-men.

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O Saviour, I have Nought to Plead

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EDWIN DREWETT

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1. O Sav- iour, I have nought to plead, In earth be-neath or heaven a - bove,

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93 Rut just my own ex-ceed - ing need, And Thy ex-ceed-ing love. A-men.

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The need will soon be past and gone,

Exceeding great, but quickly o'er;
The love unbought is all Thine own,

And lasts for evermore. Amen.

JANE CREWDSON

Thou Knowest, Lord

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Thou knowest all the present; each temptation,

Each toilsome duty, each foreboding fear;
All to each one assigned of tribulation,

Or to beloved ones, than self more dear;
All pensive memories, as we journey on,
Longings for vanished smiles and voices gone.

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Thou knowest all the future; gleams of gladness

By stormy clouds too quickly overcast;
Hours of sweet fellowship and parting sadness,

And the dark river to be crossed at last.
O what could hope and confidence afford
To tread that path; but this, Thou knowest, Lord!

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Therefore we come, Thy gentle call obeying,

And lay our sins and sorrows at Thy feet;
On everlasting strength our weakness staying,

Clothed in Thy robe of righteousness complete:
Then rising and refreshed we leave Thy throne,
And follow on to know as we are known. Amen.

JANA BORTHWICK

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