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756. 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, sends 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 send 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 grieve me?
Title: Why should Cross and Trial Grieve me
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76
Translator (sts. 4-5): Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955
Meter: 8 33 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Death and Burial
Source: Christian Worship, 1933, (Tr. sts. 1-3)
Copyright: Sts. 4-5 © 2004 Stephen P. Starke; admin. Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Composer: Johann G. Ebeling, 1637-76
Meter: 8 33 6 D
Key: F Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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