250. From Various Cares Our Hearts Retire

8,8,6, bis.
by Gambold
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From various cares our hearts retire,
 
Though deep and boundless their desire,
 
We've now to please but One;
 
Him, before whom each knee shall bow,
 
With Him is all our business now,
 
And those that are His own.
1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17; Romans 14:11
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With these our happy lot is cast,
 
Through the world's deserts rude and waste,
 
Or through its gardens fair;
 
Whether the storms of trouble sweep,
 
Or all in dead supineness sleep,
 
T' advance be all our care.
Psalm 63:1; Deuteronomy 32:10; Mark 4:37; Psalm 127:2; 2 Peter 3:18
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O Lord, the way, the truth, the life!
 
Henceforth let sorrow, doubt and strife
 
Drop off like autumn leaves!
 
Henceforth, as privileged by Thee,
 
Simple and undistracted be
 
Our souls, which to Thee cleave.
John 14:6; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Acts 11:23
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Let us our feebleness recline
 
On that eternal love of Thine,
 
And human thoughts forget;
 
Childlike attend what Thou wilt say,
 
Go forth and serve Thee while 'tis day,
 
Nor leave our sweet retreat.
2 Corinthians 12:9; Jeremiah 31:3; John 10:4; John 9:4
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17)
“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” (Romans 14:11)