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)
“<<A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” (Psalm 63:1)
“He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.” (Deuteronomy 32:10)
“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.” (Mark 4:37)
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3)
“Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.” (Acts 11:23)
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
“And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.” (John 10:4)
“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” (John 9:4)