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931 "The Burden Bolled Away."
I LEFT it all with Jesus long ago,

All my sins I brought him and my woe;
When by faith I saw him on the tree,
Heard his small, still whisper, ""Tis for
thee,"

From my heart the burden rolled away!
Happy day.

I praise thee for the future crown,
And for the present cross.

2 I leave it all with Jesus, for he knows How to steal the bitter from life's woes; How to gild the tear-drop with his smile,

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I thank thee for the wing of love,
Which stirred my worldly nest;
And for the stormy clouds which drove
The flutterer to thy breast.

I left it all with Je-sus long a-go, All my sins I brought him and my woe; When by faith I saw him on the tree, Heard his

5 I bless thee for the glad increase,
And for the waning joy;

And for this strange, this settled peace,
Which nothing can destroy.

Mrs. Jane Crewdson.

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Make the desert garden bloom awhile:
When my weakness leaneth on his might,
All seems light.

3 I leave it all with Jesus day by day; Faith can firmly trust him, come what may. Hope has dropped her anchor, found her rest,

In the calm sure haven of his breast;
Love esteems it heaven to abide
At his side.

Ellen H. Willis.

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Besting in God.

SINCE thy Father's arm sustains thee,
Peaceful be;

be;

When a chastening hand restrains thee,

It is he!

Know his love in full completeness
Fills the measure of thy weakness;
If he wound thy spirit sore,

Trust him more.

2 Without murmur, uncomplaining,
In his hand

Lay whatever things thou canst not
Understand:

W. F. SHERWIN.

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Who follow thee, O Lord, may be
Cast down, but not destroyed.

4 Though over steep and rugged ways
My weary feet be brought,
Still following where thy footprints lead,
I take no anxious thought.

5 Oh, perfect peace! oh, endless rest!
No care, no vain alarms;
Beneath my every cross I find
The Everlasting Arms.

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Know his love in full completeness Fills the measure of thy weakness; If he wound thy spir-it sore, Trust him more.

JJ

Miss H. O. Knowlton.

W. F. SHERWIN.

When a chastening hand restrains thee, It is

he!

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Though the world thy folly spurneth,
From thy faith in pity turneth,
Peace thy inmost soul shall fill-
Lying still.

3 To his own thy Saviour giveth
Daily strength;

To each troubled soul that liveth
Peace at length:

Weakest lambs have largest sharing
Of this tender Shepherd's caring;
Ask him not, then-when or how-
Only bow.

Tr. fr. K. R. Hagenbach.

ABER. S. M.

It is no untried way That takes us home to God; The road that leads to realms of day By Christ himself was trod.

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934

Christ Suffered.

IT is no untried way

That takes us home to God;
The road that leads to realms of day
By Christ himself was trod.

2 The Lord of Love has borne
The burdens of this life,
The Man of Sorrows oft was worn
With earth's incessant strife.

3 See from his throne of light
He now in grace looks down,
He holds within faith's piercing sight,
And bids us win -the crown.

4 Our hearts can never faint
With such a goal in view;
But doubts dismissed, hushed each com-
We will the way pursue.

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Robert M. Offord.

DENNIS. S. M.

936

Hereafter. ALONG my earthly way,

How many clouds are spread! Darkness, with scarce one cheerful ray, Seems gathering o'er my head.

WM. H. MONK.

2 Yet, Father, thou art Love;
Oh, hide not from my view!
But when I look, in prayer, above,
Appear in mercy through.

3 My pathway is not hid; Thou knowest all my need:

935 "It is Well."
WHAT cheering words are these;
Their sweetness who can tell?
In time, and to eternal days,
"Tis with the righteous well!"

2 Well when they see his face,
Or sink amidst the flood;
Well in affliction's thorny maze,
Or on the mount of God.

3 'Tis well when joys arise,
'Tis well when sorrows flow,
'T is well when darkness vails the skies,
And strong temptations grow.

4 'T is well when Jesus calls,-
"From earth and sin arise,

To join the hosts of ransomed souls,
Made to salvation wise!"

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A-long my earthly way, How ma-ny clouds are spread! Darkness, with scarce one cheerful ray, Seems gathering o'er my head.

H. G. NAGELI.

John Kent.

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And I would do as Israel did,-
Follow where thou wilt lead.

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4 Lead me, and then my feet
Shall never, never stray;
But safely I shall reach the seat
Of happiness and day.

5 And, oh, from that bright throne
I shall look back, and see,-
The path I went, and that alone,
Was the right path for me.

James Edmeston.

ALDERSGATE. 8. M.

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937 Bindness Eben in Affliction.

HOW TENDER is thy hand,
O thou beloved Lord!
Afflictions come at thy command,
And leave us at thy word.

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How tender is thy hand, 0 thou be-lov-ed Lord! Af-flictions come at thy command, And leave us at thy word.

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2 A Father's hand we felt,

A Father's heart we knew ; With tears of penitence we knelt, And found his word was true.

CLEVELAND. S. M.

938 "My Cup is Full."
FATHER, my cup is full!

My trembling soul I raise;
Oh, save me in this solemn hour,
Thy might and love to praise!

2 Father, my cup is full!

But One hath drank before,
And for our sins thy face was hid;
The bitter draught ran o'er.

3 Father, my cup is full!

But thou dost bid me drink:
I know thy love the chalice mixed,
But yet I faint- I shrink.

4 Alone he drank the cup,
The holy, sinless One,
That not one soul on earth again
Should drain the dregs alone.

5 Father, forsake me not!

O Christ! I look to thee; And by thy midnight agony Do thou remember me.

G. P. MERRICK.

Anna Shipton.

3 We told him all our grief,
We thought of Jesus' love;
A sense of pardon brought relief,
And bade our pains remove.

4 Now we will bless the Lord,

And in his strength confide;
For ever be his name adored;
For there is none beside.

Thomas Hastings.

U. C. BURNAP.

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939 God's Help Sure.

SAY not, my soul, "From whence
Can God relieve my care?"
Remember that Omnipotence
Has servants everywhere.

2 God's help is always sure,

His methods seldom guessed: Delay will make our pleasure pure, Surprise will give it zest.

3 His wisdom is sublime,

His heart profoundly kind;
God never is before his time,

And never is behind.

4 Hast thou assumed a load,
Which few will share with thee,-
And art thou carrying it for God,
And shall he fail to see ?

5 Be comforted at heart,
Thou art not left alone;

Now, thou the Lord's companion art;
Soon, thou wilt share his throne.

T. T. Lynch.

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