23. Jealous, and with love o'erflowing

Jealous, and with love o'erflowing,
God demands a fervent heart;
Grace and bounty still bestowing,
Calls us to a grateful part.

Oh, then, with supreme affection
His paternal will regard!
If it cost us some dejection,
Every sigh has its reward.

Perfect love has power to soften
Cares that might our peace destroy,
Nay, does more—transforms them often,
Changing sorrow into joy.

Sovereign Love appoints the measure,
And the number of our pains;
And is pleased when we find pleasure
In the trials he ordains.

Text Information
First Line: Jealous, and with love o'erflowing
Title: Jealous, and with love o'erflowing
Translator: William Cowper
Author: Madame Guyon
Publication Date: 1800
Language: English
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