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S.M.

1
Commit thou all thy griefs
And ways into His hands,
To His sure truth and tender care,
Who heaven and earth commands.

2
Who points the clouds their course,
Whom winds and seas obey,
He shall direct thy wandering feet,
He shall prepare thy way.

3
Thou on the Lord rely,
So safe shalt thou go on;
Fix on His work thy steadfast eye,
So shall thy work be done.

4
No profit canst thou gain
By self-consuming care:
To Him command thy cause; His ear
Attends the softest prayer.

5
He everywhere hath sway,
And all things serve His might;
His every act pure blessing is,
His path unsullied light.

6
When He makes bare His arm,
Who shall His work withstand?
When He His people’s cause defends,
Who, who shall stay His hand?

7
Put thou thy trust in God,
In humble hope go on;
Walk in His strength with faith and hope,
So shall thy work be done.