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3 Thou canst repress the rising sigh,
Canst soothe each mortal care; And every deep and heartfelt groan
Is wafted to thine ear.
And every bliss we feel,
Our grateful hearts appeal.
HYMN 385. L. M. [#]
Trust and Resignation implored.
Calm resignation we implore ;
But humbly let our hearts adore. 2 With meek submission may we bear
Each needful cross thou shalt ordain; Nor think our trials too severe;
Nor dare thy goodness to arraign. 3. For, though mysterious now thy ways
To erring mortals may appear,
For all our keenest sufferings here. 4 Thy needful aid, O God, afford,
Nor let us sink in deep despair ;
And find our sweetest comfort there.
HYMN 386. L. M. [b or #]
Peace of Conscience.
And seek the joys which hurt the soul,
A peaceful conscience to the last. 2 With this companion in the shade,
My soul no more shall be dismayed ;
And the pale monarch of the tomb. 3 Amidst the various scenes of ills,
Each stroke some kind design fulfils ;
When sovereign love directs the rod ? 4 His hand will smooth my rugged way,
And lead me to the realms of day ;
HYMN 387. C. M. [#or b ]
Resignation and Rest.
Amidst the darkest hours,
And thorns are mixed with flowers. 2 This thought can all my fears control,
And bid my sorrows fly;
soul Beneath my Father's eye.
3 Whate'er thy sacred will ordains,
O give me strength to bear;
And trust bis tender care.
Their power why should I fear?
If thou, my God, art nea:.
HYMN 388. L. M. [#]
Reconciliation and Gratitude.
A thirsty soul can ne'er supply;
In realms of bliss beyond the sky. 2 Yet, O my God, I would not slight
The smallest of thy gifts to me;
And shows thy mercy rich and free. 3 My friends, my health, my daily food,
All blessings granted here below,
Thy goodness all the world shall know. 4 But, O, it is a greater joy
To feel my heart is reconciled;
And claim me as thy ransomed child.
HYMN 389. C. P. M. [#]
Contentment and Resignation. 1 If solid happiness we prize, Within our breasts the jewel lies;
Nor need we roam abroad :
Hearts that delight in God.
And pleased with favours given,-
Whose fragrance reaches heaven. 3 Thus through life's changing scenes we'll go ; Its chequered paths of joy and wo
With holy care we'll tread; Quit its vain scenes without a tear, Without a trouble or a fear,
And mingle with the dead.
ZEAL, FORTITUDE AND PRUDENOE.
HYMN 390. C. M.
C. M. [#]
Zeal true and false.
The fire of love supplies ;
Is self in a disguise.
Can pity and forbear;
and war. 3 While zeal for truth the Christian warms,
He knows the worth of peace;
Its party to increase.
Its end is satisfied,
Nor seeks it aught beside.
Has its own ends in view;
Come, see what I can do.
And from our hearts remove ;
But that which springs from love