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Welcome Cross.  Rom. 5. 3;  Heb. 12. 5-11;  1 Pet. 1. 6

W. Cowper                      7s

1
’Tis my happiness below,
Not to live without the cross,
But the Saviour’s power to know,
Sanctifying every loss.

2
Trials must and will befall;
But with humble faith to see
Love inscribed upon them all,
This is happiness to me.

3
Trials make the promise sweet;
Trials give new life to prayer;
Trials bring me to his feet,
Lay me low and keep me there.

4
Did I meet no trials here,
No chastisement by the way,
Might I not with reason fear
I should be a castaway?

5
Bastards may escape the rod,
Sunk in earthly, vain delight;
But the true-born child of God
Must not, would not if he might.