Saturday, June 03, 2023

The trusting heart

892 S. M.
Steadfast reliance upon the promises.

AWAY, my needless fears,
   And doubts, no longer mine;
   A ray of heavenly light appears,—
   A messenger divine.

2 Thrice comfortable hope,
   That calms my troubled breast;
   My Father’s hand prepares the cup,
   And what he wills is best.

3 If what I wish is good,
   And suits the will divine,—
   By earth and hell in vain withstood,
   I know it shall be mine.

4 Still let them counsel take
   To frustrate his decree;
   They cannot keep a blessing back,
   By Heaven design’d for me.

5 Here then I doubt no more,
   But in his pleasure rest;
   Whose wisdom, love, and truth, and power
   Engage to make me blest.
                         Charles Wesley
                         Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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