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2. Not for the fleeting joys that earth bestows,
Not for exemption from its many woes ;
And do Thy holy will.
3. Teach us, dear Lord, to find the latent good
That sorrow yields, when rightly understood;
Of thankfulness and praise.
4. Thou knowest all our needs, and will supply :
No veil of darkness hides us from Thine eye,
W. H. Burleigh.
550. Blessed are they that Mourn.
Whose lives a peaceful tenor keep;
A blessing for the eyes that weep.
The lids that overflow with tears ;
Are promises of happier years.
For every dark and troubled night;
But joy shall come with early light.
4. For God has marked each sorrowing hour
And numbered every secret tear ;
W. C. Bryant.
A voice of joy, a shining face,
Thy love within my soul doth burn!
Be in my mind a quiet fear ;
An enmity to dark despair ;
With strength to help them on the way;
Brightening my steps along the earth;
Who bloweth out our human breath ;
And putteth out our mortal flame!
I know Thou wilt not set a task
Too hard for hands that Thou canst aid.
Content to live, content to die,
Bear on !
Of every trial here
But shall not enter there.
Deliverance will come ;
To bring His children home.
The Recompense of Reward.
1. How shalt thou bear the cross that now
So dread a weight appears?
Upon the eternal years.
Chiding thy scrupulous fears ;
Of the eternal years.
Though little it appears :
Of the eternal years.
Who his own cross reveres,
F. W. Faber,
And know'st each weakness there,
Poor, trembling, faint, with Thee we plead,
O turn not from our prayer !
The truths Thy gospel saith ;
And so increase our faith,
When no kind hand we see ;
Undoubtingly to Thee.
By eyes of mortal sight;
Some beams of heavenly light.
When earth's last tie is riven ;
J. Baldwin Brown.
HOPE on, hope on, the golden days
Are not as yet a-dawning ;
Precede the light,
Yet calm and still,
O'er heath and hill,
3. Hope on, hope on, through frost and snow, Through trouble, toil, and sorrow;
Through wind and rain,
And tears and pain,
A God of love
From heaven above
Love spoke in every breath ;
Love triumphed in Thy death.
Their faithfulness to prove,
By living still in love.
In every act and thought ;
Each selfish aim forgot.
Each other's sorrow share ;
And feel his brother's care.
By Thy good Spirit's grace ;
And see Thee face to face.