“Out of … my grief have I spoken.” 1 Sam. 1. 16

J. Berridge    C.M.

And does thy heart for Jesus pine,
And make its secret moan?
He understands a sigh divine,
And marks a secret groan.

These pinings prove that Christ is near,
To testify his grace;
Call on him with unceasing prayer
For he will show his face.

Though much dismayed, take courage still,
And knock at mercy’s door;
A loving Saviour surely will
Relieve his praying poor.

He knows how weak and faint thou art,
And must appear at length;
A look from him will cheer thy heart,
And bring renewèd strength.

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