1Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show Life's burdens light.
3I kiss the cross, and wake to know A world more bright.
And o'er earth's troubled, angry sea
6I see Christ walk, And come to me, and tenderly, Divinely talk.
9Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock, Upon Life's shore, 'Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
From tired joy and grief afar, And nearer Thee, —
15Father, where Thine own children are, I love to be.
My prayer, some daily good to do
18To Thine, for Thee; An offering pure of Love, whereto God leadeth me.
"FEED MY SHEEP"
Shepherd, show me how to go O'er the hillside steep,
24How to gather, how to sow, — How to feed Thy sheep;
1I will listen for Thy voice, Lest my footsteps stray;
3I will follow and rejoice All the rugged way.
Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,
6Wound the callous breast, Make self-righteousness be still, Break earth's stupid rest.
9Strangers on a barren shore, Lab'ring long and lone, We would enter by the door,
12And Thou know'st Thine own;
So, when day grows dark and cold, Tear or triumph harms,
15Lead Thy lambkins to the fold, Take them in Thine arms; Feed the hungry, heal the heart,