Hymn Selection

189

7.6.7.6.


1
O LORD, amid corruption,
Where hatred did abound,
Thy path of true perfection
Was light on all around.
2
In scorn, neglect, reviling,
Thy patient grace stood fast,
Man's malice unavailing
To move Thy heart to haste.
3
O'er all, Thy perfect goodness
Rose blessedly divine;
Poor hearts opprest with sadness
Found ever rest in Thine.
4
The strong man in his armour
Thou mettest in Thy grace,
Didst spoil the mighty charmer
Of our unhappy race.
5
Disease, and death, and demon,
All fled before Thy word,
As darkness, the dominion
Of day's returning lord!
6
Love, that made Thee a mourner
In this sad world of woe,
Proved wretched man a scorner
Of grace that brought Thee low.
7
O Lord, Thy love's sweet savour
Shone forth in every deed,
And showed God's loving favour
To every soul in need.

J.N. Darby

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