CCXXIX. Remembering all the way the Lord has led him

1 Thus far my God has led me on,
And made his truth and mercy known,
My hopes and fears alternate rise,
And comforts mingle with my sighs.

2 Thro' this wide wilderness I roam,
Far distant from my blissful home;
Lord, let thy presence be my stay,
And guard me in this dangerous way.

3 Temptations ev'ry whee annoy,
And sins and snares my peace destroy;
My earthly joys are from me torn,
And oft an absent God I mourn.

4 My soul with various tempests toss'd,
Her hopes o'erturn'd, her projects cross'd,
Sees ev'ry day new straits attend,
And wonders where the scene will end.

5 Is this, dear Lord, that thorny road,
Which leads us to the mount of God?
Are these the toils thy people know,
While in the wilderness below?

6 'Tis even so, thy faithful love
Doth all thy children's graces prove;
'Tis thus our pride and self must fall,
That Jesus may be all in all.

Text Information
First Line: Thus far my God has led me on
Title: Remembering all the way the Lord has led him
Publication Date: 1799
Meter: L. M.
Topic: Christ: The christian's resort under difficulties
Language: English
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