Hymn 147Play music
If thou but suffer God to guide thee,
And hope in Him through all thy ways,
He'll give thee strength whate'erbetide thee,
And bear thee through the evil days;
Who trust in God's unchanging love
Build on the Rock that naught can move.
2 What can these anxious cares avail thee,
These never-ceasing moans and sighs?
What can it help, if thou bewail thee
O'ereach dark moment as it flies?
Our cross and trials do but press
The heavier for our bitterness.
3 Only be still, and wait His leisure
In cheerful hope,with heart content
To take whate'er thy Father's pleasure
And all-discerning love hath sent;
No doubt our inmost wants are known
To Him who seeks us for His own.
4 Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving,
So do thine o·wn part faithfully,
And trust His word; though undeserving,
Thou yet shalt find it true for thee:
God never yet forsook in need
The man that trusted Him indeed.
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