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3. Whether we sleep or wake,
To Thee we both resign;
If Thy light on us shine.
Both we submit to Thee ;
J. Austin, 1668.
1. CALM me, my God, and keep me calm,
While these hot breezes blow ;
Upon earth's fevered brow.
Soft resting on Thy breast;
And bid my spirit rest.
The sounds my ear that greet;
Calm in the bustling street ;
4. Calm in the hour of buoyant health,
Calm in my hour of pain ;
Calm in my loss or gain ;
5. Calm in the sufferance of wrong,
Like Him who bore my shame,
Who hate Thy holy Name;
6. Calm as the ray of sun or star,
Which storms assail in vain
Our riches are in Thee;
There, too, our hearts would be.
Nor thief breaks through to steal,
Our treasures we conceal.
Nor aught Thy grace impair,
And all our wealth is there.
Our silver is most fine;
Our jewels, Lord, are Thine.
The path which Thou hast trod;
Walter C. Smith.
All things for Good.
1. WHEN gladness gilds our prosperous day,
And hope is by fruition crowned,
“O Lord," with thankful hearts we say,
“How doth Thy love to us abound !” 2. But is that love less truly shown,
When earthly joys lie cold and dead,
Leaving sad memories in their stead. 3. God knows the discipline we need,
Nor sorrow sends for sorrow's sake ;
His mercy will not let them break. 4. O teach us to discern the good
Thou sendest in the guise of ill ;
Interpreteth Thy loving will. 5. For pain is not the end of pain,
Not seldom trial comes to bless,
The peaceful fruits of righteousness. 6. Then let us not, with anxious thought,
Ask of to-morrow's joys or woes ;
W. H. Burleigh.
A Prayer in Sorrow.
My Father, tell me so;
With willing heart may go.
Thy footsteps all unknown,
I am not left alone.
3. And when Thy heavens shine on me,
O teach me what they say, —
To joy in God alway.
O teach me what they mean,-
Alone on God to lean.
May I my Father see ;
My heart at rest in Thee. J. P. Hopps.
TILL will we trust, though earth seem dark and
dreary, And the heart faint beneath His chastening rod; Though rough and steepour pathway, worn and weary,
Still will we trust in God. 2. Our eyes see dimly till by faith anointed,
And our blind choosing brings us grief and pain ; Through Him alone who hath our way appointed,
We find our peace again. 3. Choose for us, God ! nor let our weak preferring
Cheat our poor souls of good Thou hast designed; Choose for us, God ! Thy wisdom is unerring,
And we are fools and blind. 4. Let us press on, in patient self-denial,
Accept the hardship, shrink not from the loss; Our portion lies beyond the hour of trial, Our crown beyond the Cross.
W. H. Burleigh.
The Limitations of Knowledge. 7s. 1. MANY things in life there are
Past our understanding far,
Hides a secret no man knows.
Lies the soul's experience ;
We, the deeper mysteries !
Of Thy vast creation's plan,
Humble in our walk with Thee !
Thine unchanging Fatherhood,
In the reverent heart and mind !
Larger wisdom, ampler powers,
F. L. Hosmer.
AUTHOR of good to Thee I turn ;
Thy ever-wakeful eye
Thy hand alone supply.
Thy love my footsteps guide ;
That fear all fears beside.