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“But thou shalt know hereafter.” John 13. 7

J. Hart                           7.6.

1
Righteous are the works of God;
All his ways are holy;
Just his judgments, fit his rod
To correct our folly.

2
All his dealings wise and good,
Uniform, though various;
Though they seem, by reason viewed,
Cross, or quite contrarious.

3
These are truths, and happy he
Who can well receive them;
Brethren, though we cannot see,
Still we should believe them.

4
Why through darksome paths we go,
We may know no reason;
Yet we shall hereafter know,
Each in his due season.

5
Could we see how all is right,
Where were room for credence?
But by faith, and not by sight,
Christians yield obedience.

6
Let all fruitless searches go,
Which perplex and tease us;
We determine nought to know,
But a bleeding Jesus.