Hymn Selection

76

8.7.8.7.


1
RISE, my soul, thy God directs thee,
Stanger hands no more impede;
Pass thou on, His hand protects thee -
Strength that had the captive freed.
2
Is the wilderness before thee,
Desert lands where drought abides?
Heav'nly springs shall there restore thee,
Fresh from God's exhastless tides.
3
Light divine surrounds thy going,
God Himself shall mark thy way;
Secret blessings, richly flowing,
Lead to everlasting day.
4
God, thine everlasting portion,
Feeds thee with the mighty's meat;
Prince of Egypts' hard extortion,
Egypt's food no more to eat.
5
Art thou weaned from Egypt's pleasures?
God in secret thee shall keep,
There unfold His hidden treasures,
There His love's exhaustless deep.
6
In the desert God will teach thee
What the God that thou hast found -
Patient, gracious, powerful, holy;
All His grace shall there abound.
7
On the Canaan's rest still wending,
E'en thy wants and woes shall bring
Suited grace from high descending;
Thou shalt taste of mercy's spring.
8
Though thy way be long and dreary,
Eagle strength He'll still renew;
Garments fresh and foot unweary
Tell how God hath brought thee through.
9
When to Canaan's long-loved dwelling
Love divine thy foot shall bring,
There with shouts of triumph swelling,
Zion's songs in rest to sing;
10
There no stranger - God shall meet thee -
Stranger thou in courts above! -
He, who to His rest shall greet thee,
Greets thee with a well-known love.

J.N. Darby

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