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5 O death, where is thy sting? where now

Thy boasted victory, () grave?
Who shall contend with God, or who
Can hurt whom God delights to save? Amen.

CHARLES WESLEY

431

RODIGAST 8.6.8.6.4.4.8.8

WALTER B. GubERT

Kd=76) What-e'er my God ordains is right; His will is ev - er just; How-e'er He

orders now my cause, I will be still and trust. He is my God; Tho' dark my road,

He holds me that I shall not fall, Wherefore to Him I leave it all.

A-men.

2 Whate'er my God ordains is right;

He never will deceive;
He leads me by the proper path,
And so to Him I cleave,

And take content

What He hath sent; His hand can turn my griefs away, And patiently I wait His day.

4 Whate'er my God ordains is right;

My light, my life is He,
Who cannot will me aught but good;
I trust Him utterly;

For well I know,

In joy or woe,
We soon shall see, as sunlight clear,
How faithful was our Guardian here.

3 Whate'er my God ordains is right;

Though I the cup must drink That bitter seems to my faint heart, I will not fear nor shrink;

Tears pass away

With dawn of day;
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,
And pain and sorrow all depart.

5 Whate'er my God ordains is right;

Here will I take my stand,
Though sorrow, need, or death make
For me a desert land. (earth

My Father's care

Is round me there,
He holds me that I shall not fall;

And so to Him I leave it all. Amen. SAMUEL RODIGAST. Tr. CATHERINE WINKWORTH

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2 O Light that followest all my way,

I yield my flickering torch to Thee; My heart restores its borrowed ray, That in Thy sunshine's blaze its day

May brighter, fairer be.

3 0 Joy that seekest me through pain,

I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain

That morn shall tearless be.

4 0 Cross that liftest up my head,

I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life's glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red

Life that shall endless be. Amen.

GEORGE MATHESON

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Him in all thy ways, He'll give thee strength whate'er be - tide thee,

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chang-ing love Builds on

the rock that naught can move.

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2 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;
Nor doubt our inmost wants are known

To Him who chose us for His own.

3 Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving,

So do thine own part faithfully,
And trust His word; though undeserving,

Thou yet shalt find it true for thee:
God never yet forsook at need

The soul that trusted Him indeed. Amen.

GEORGE NEUMARK

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great; And armed with cru-el hate, On earth is not his

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2 Did we in our own strength confide,

Our striving would be losing; Were not the right Man on our side,

The Man of God's own choosing. Dost ask Who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabaoth is His name, From age to age the same,

And He must win the battle. 3 And though this world, with devils

filled, Should threaten to undo us; We will not fear, for God hath willed

His truth to triumph through us.

The prince of darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure,

One little word shall fell him! 4 That word above all earthly powers,

No thanks to them, abideth; The Spirit and the gifts are ours

Through Him Who with us sideth. Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also: The body they may kill: God's truth abideth still,

His kingdom is forever. Amen. Martin Luther. Tr. FREDERICK H. HEDGE

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