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428. Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me

1 Why should cross and trial grieve me?
Christ is near With his cheer; Never will he leave me.
Who can rob me of the heaven
That God's Son For me won When his life was given?

2 When life's troubles rise to meet me,
Though their weight May be great, They will not defeat me.
God, my loving Savior, sees them;
He who knows All my woes Knows how best to end them.

3 God gives me my days of gladness,
And I will Trust him still When he sends me sadness.
God is good; his love attends me
Day by day, Come what may, Guides me and defends me.

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Text Information
First Line: Why should cross and trial grive me?
Title: Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me
Author (st. 1-3): Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76 (abr.)
Author (st. 4): Harlyn J. Kuschel
Meter: 8 33 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Trust
Source: Translation composite, st. 1-3
Copyright: Text st.4: © 1993 Harlyn J. Kuschel. Used by permission.
Tune Information
Composer: Johann G. Ebeling, 1637-76
Meter: 8 33 6 D
Key: F Major

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