Author: Anne Steele Hymnal: Church Book #97 (1890) Meter: 18.104.22.168 Hymnal Title: Church Book Lyrics: 1 In vain would boating reason find
The path to happiness and God;
Her weak directions leave the mind
Bewildered in a doubtful road.
2 Jesus, Thy words alone impart
Eternal life; on these I live;
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart,
Than all the powers of nature give.
3 Here let my constant feet abide;
Thou art the true, the living Way:
Let Thy good Spirit be my Guide
To the bright realms of endless day.
4 The various forms that men devise
To shake my faith with treacherous art,
I scorn as vanity and lies,
And bind Thy Gospel to my heart. Topics: Sin and Redemption; Septuagesima Sunday; Quinquagesima Sunday; Lent, Second Sunday; Easter Season, Second Sunday; Seventh Sunday after Trinity; Ninth Sunday after Trinity; Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity Tune Title: MELCOMBE
In vain would boasting reason find