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Still support, console, protect us,
Till we safely stand
In our fatherland.

N. L. von Zinzendorf.

J. Borthwick, Tr.

288

IN
IN THEE is gladness

Amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of the heart;
By Thee are given
The gifts of heaven,
Thou the true Redeemer art.
Our souls Thou wakest,
Our bonds Thou breakest,
Who trusts Thee surely
Hath built securely,
He stands forever:

Hallelujah!
Our hearts are pining
To see Thy shining,
Dying or living,
To Thee are cleaving,
Naught can us sever:

Hallelujah!

2 If He is ours

We fear no powers,
Nor of earth, nor sin, nor death,
He sees and blesses
In worst distresses,
He can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story
Tell of His glory

With heart and voices;
All heaven rejoices
In Him forever:

Hallelujah!
We shout for gladness,
Triumph o'er sadness,
Love Him and praise Him,
And still shall raise Him
Glad hymns forever:

Hallelujah!

J. Lindemann. C. Winkworth, Tr.

289 SOUL, with all thine anguish, ,

Wait on the Lord, Nor in sorrow languish;

He will help afford.
Have thou no fear,
Morning draweth near,
And, the winter leaving,
Springtime will appear.
In storms appalling,

In perils sore,
He will heed thy calling

Forevermore.

2 Soul, with all thine anguish,

Wait on the Lord;
Nor in sorrow languish,

He will help afford.
When all things fail,
Still thou shalt prevail,
He in strength surpassing

E'en the strongest gale.
Thou God of power,

Thou Helper true,
When huge billows tower,

Help Thou me through.

F. Raeder. H. Brueckner, Tr.

290

I
HEARD the voice of Jesus say:

“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down

Thy head upon My breast.'
I came to Jesus as I was,

Weary, and worn, and sad;
I found in Him a resting-place,

And He has made me glad.

2 I heard the voice of Jesus say:

“Behold, I freely give The living water; thirsty one,

Stoop down, and drink, and live!" I came to Jesus, and I drank

Of that life-giving stream; My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,

And now I live in Him.

3 I heard the voice of Jesus say:

“I am this dark world's Light; Look unto Me; thy morn shall rise,

And all thy day be bright !" I looked to Jesus, and I found

In Him my Star, my Sun,
And in that light of life I'll walk

Till traveling days are done.

H. Bonar.

291 HOW the wind in fury blind

Sets the sea a-going!
Where, then, can we shelter find

While the gale is blowing ?
One there is who in the night
Well doth guard us by His might:
Christ, come to be
With us upon the sea !

2 How the star-lit sky grows black,

And the clouds are flying !
If the ship's frail rudder crack,

Who will hear our crying?
One there is who hears our

cries,
See the Day-star in the skies !
Christ, deign to be
With us upon the sea!

3 When the storm has ceased to blow,

And the stars are glowing,
Through the waves we safely row,

Praise on Him bestowing.
Him we laud with heart and voice,
Yea, in Him we e'er rejoice.
Hail, Christ, to Thee,
Thou Sovereign of the sea !

J. D. Falk
H. Brueckner, Tr.

292 THY way and all thy sorrows

Give thou into His hand;
His gracious care unfailing,

Who doth the heav'ns command;
Their course and path He giveth

To clouds and air and wind:
A way thy feet may follow

He, too, for thee will find.

2 On Him be thy reliance,

If thou wouldst prosper well:
To make thy work enduring

Thy mind on Him must dwell,
And yieldeth naught to sorrow

And self-tormenting care:
Naught, naught with Him availeth,

No power save that of prayer.

3 Thy truth and grace, O Father,

Behold and surely know,
Both what is good and evil,

For mortal man below;
And whatsoe'er Thou choosest

Thou dost, great God, fulfill,
And into being bringest

Whate'er is in Thy will.

4 Thy way is ever open;

Thou dost on naught depend; Thine act is only blessing,

Thy path light without end. Thy work can no man hinder;

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