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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
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
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.
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;
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.
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 torIs 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
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
6 Naught can I bring, God, that pleases
But Thyself, Thou Boon most blest;
My prosperity must rest.
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;
Thee my only choice I make:
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.
Hear my humble cry;
Do not pass me by.
While on others Thou art calling,
2 Let me at the throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief;
Help my unbelief.
3 Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Save me by Thy grace.