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2 Yet more from Thee I dare to claim, 4 Then be the world my foe or friend, Whose goodness is unbounded;
Keep me to her a stranger, O let me ne'er be put to shame,
Thy steadfast soldier to the end, My hope be ne'er confounded;
Through pleasure and through danBut e'en in death still find Thee true,
ger; And in that hour, else lonely,
From Thee alone comes such high Trust Thee only,
No works of ours obtain it, [grace, Not aught that I can do,
Or can gain it;
'Tis Thy free promise we embrace. 3 O grant that from my very heart My foes be all forgiven,
5 Help me, for I am weak; I fight, Forgive my sins and heal their smart, Yet scarce can battle longer;
And grant new life from heaven; I cling but to Thy grace and might, Thy word, that blessed food, bestow, 'Tis Thou must make me stronger; Which best the soul can nourish; When sore temptations are my lot, Make it flourish
And tempests round me lower, Through all the storms of woe
Break their power; That else my faith might overthrow. So through deliverance wrought,
I know that Thou forsak'st me not!
J. Agricola, 1529 276 8. 7. 6.
2 Look upon me, Lord, I pray Thee,
And who truly cleave to Thee. Let Thy Spirit dwell in mine;
11: Let me find Thee!:| Thou hast sought me, Thou hast bought
He hath all things who hath Thee. Only Thee to know I pine. [me, 1:Let me find Thee!:
4 Earthly treasure, mirth and pleasure, Take my heart, and own ine Thine!
Glorious name, or golden hoard,
Are but weary, void and dreary, 3 Naught I ask for, naught I strive for, To the heart that longs for God. But Thy grace so rich and free;
J: Let me find Thee!: That Thou givest whom Thou lovest, I am Thine, O mighty Lord!
J. Neander, 1677
277 . 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8.
Louis Bourgeois, 1551
When af - flic-tions sore op-press you, Low with grief and an-guish bowed,
Then to ear-nest prayer ad-dress you; Prayer will help you, through the cloud
By the light His word doth lend you, Prayer will joy and comfort send you
2 None shall ever be confounded,
God will with such strength imbue Who in God will freely trust;
them, Though they be by woes surrounded, Ne'er shall any foe subdue them.
God's a rock to all the just: Though you deem He hears you not, 4 Learn to mark God's wondrous dealStill your wants are ne'er forgot:
ing Cry to Him when storms assail you, With the people that He loves; Let your courage never fail you.
When His chastening hand they're
feeling, 3 Call on God, knock, seek, implore Him, Then their faith the strongest proves:
'Tis the Christian's noblest skill; God is nigh, and notes their tears, He who comes with faith before Him, Though He answers not, He hears; Meets with help and favor still:
Pray with faith, for though He try Who on God most firmly rest,
you, Are the wisest and the best;
No good thing can God deny you.
5 Ponder all God's truth can teach you,
Let His word your footsteps guide;
Though he draw the world aside:
J. Olearius, 1671
Ludv. M. Lindeman, 1812–87
2 As Thou dost will,
Lead Thou me stilí,
My God, I pray,
To my last day
I trust in Thee,
Dear Lord, abide
I put my trust
Thy comfort choice,
My heart rejoice,
5 When sorrows rise,
My refuge lies
Within Thine arm
Keep me from harm,
Christ Jesus, Lord,
This will I plead
O help with speed,
Thy grace each day,
May live with Thee,
H C. Stheừ ca, 1578