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“It is the Lord.”  1 Sam. 3. 18;  2 Sam. 15. 26

T. Greene                             C.M.

1
It is the Lord, enthroned in light,
Whose claims are all divine,
Who has an undisputed right
To govern me and mine.

2
[It is the Lord; should I distrust
Or contradict his will –
Who cannot do but what is just,
And must be righteous still?

3
It is the Lord, who can sustain
Beneath the heaviest load;
From whom assistance I obtain
To tread the thorny road.]

4
[It is the Lord, whose matchless skill
Can from afflictions raise
Matter eternity to fill
With ever-growing praise.]

5
It is the Lord, my covenant God,
(Thrice blessèd be his name!)
Whose gracious promise, sealed with blood,
Must ever be the same.

6
His covenant will my soul defend,
Should nature’s self expire,
And the great Judge of all descend
In awful flames of fire.

7
[How can my soul, with hopes like these,
Be sullen, or repine?
My gracious God, take what thou please,
But teach me to resign.]