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298 WE GATHER. to worship Jehovah, the right

eous, Who verily sitteth in judgment severe; The good by the evil shall not be overpow

ered, The Lord will prevent it, our prayer He will

hear.

2 Amid the great conflict He ever stood by us, That we His own people the victors might

be: The battle's beginning foretold its good out

come, For Thou, Lord, wast with us, all glory to

Thee.

3 We praise Thee, O God, Thou great Ruler of

battles : O grant that Thy help we may furthermore

see; In mercy Thy people's enslavement prevent

ing, The enemy vanquish, O Lord, make us free!

A. Valerius. H. Brueckner, Tr.

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299 O SAVIOR, precious Savior,

Whom yet unseen we love; O name of might and favor,

All other names above!

We worship Thee, we bless Thee,

To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee,

Our holy Lord and King !

2 0 Bringer of salvation,

Who wondrously hast wrought, Thyself the revelation

Of love beyond our thought; We worship Thee, we bless Thee,

To Thee, O Christ, we sing, etc.

3 In Thee all fullness dwelleth,

All grace and power divine; The glory that excelleth,

O Son of God, is Thine: We worship Thee, etc.

4 O grant the consummation

Of this our song above, In endless adoration,

And everlasting love: We worship Thee, etc.

R. F. Littledale.

300

ONI

NE thing needful! Lord, I pray Thee,

Teach me this alone to know: All but this, though fair as may be,

Is a heavy yoke of woe. Beneath it the heart with remorse is tor

mented;

Is seeking, but never is truly contented; This one thing 'I long for, well worth all alone,

That I may be gladdened by all things in one. 2 O my soul, if thou wouldst find it,

Ask no creature to advise; Neither seek of earth, nor mind it;

Mount o'er nature to the skies, Where God is with man in One Person united ; Where all by His perfected fullness is lighted. There, then, thy most needful, best portion

extol,-
My welfare eternal, my Savior, my all.
3 E'en as Mary, all else quitting,

On this only bliss intent,
At the feet of Jesus sitting,

In a pure devotion pent:
Her spirit within her in ecstasy glowing,
Desiring the one thing her Lord was bestow-

ing, And lost in her Savior, to all things beside, Receiving the one thing with all was sup

plied ;4 So doth strong desire possess me,

Savior dear, for Thee alone May I faithfully confess Thee;

Make me, Lord, Thy very own. The many are e'en to the multitude turning, But Thee will I seek, Lord, with love for Thee

yearning: Thy word is both spirit and life unto me; What is there of good that is not found in

Thee!

5 Wisdom, Lord, in Thee abiding,

Though in fullness unrevealed, May my will obey Thy guiding

And to Thee in all things yield. Let meekness and holy simplicity rule me; In heavenly wisdom, O Lord, let them school

me: If truly I only know Thee as my Lord, Ah, then I have wisdom's most perfect re

ward.

6 Naught can I bring, God, that pleases

But Thyself, Thou Boon most blest; In Thy crimson blood, O Jesus,

My prosperity must rest. That most perfect righteousness, Lord, is as

sured me,

Which Thou by Thy death on the cross hast

secured me; The robes of salvation I fondly desire, My faith's everlasting and glorious attire.

7 Grant my soul in slumber lying,

In Thy likeness, Lord, to wake; Made of God my sanctifying,

Thee my only choice I make: For all things that serve godly life and be

havior Are given me only in Thee, Holy Savior. Within me all lusts of the moment dethrone The power of Thy blest resurrection make

known.

8 Then, my Savior, naught can move me;

Thou my All in All shalt be: Search my heart's intent and prove me,

Purging all hypocrisy. See whether the slippery places impede me, And then in the way everlasting still lead me: The world I count worthless and all it may

bring, That I may find Thee, Lord, the one needful thing.

J. R. Schroeder.
A. Ramsey, Ts.

302

PASS me not, O gentle Savior,

Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art smiling,

Do not pass me by.
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry;

While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
2 Let me at the throne of mercy

Find a sweet relief;
Kneeling there in deep contrition,

Help my unbelief.
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry, etc.

3 Trusting only in Thy merit,

Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit

Save me by Thy grace.
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry, etc.

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