Author: Charles Wesley Meter: 22.214.171.124 Appears in 2 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Lyrics: 1 The world He made He still sustains,
When then dost thou, O Israel, say,
"My God forgets His people’s pains;
His Jacob is a castaway"?
2 Repent thee of thy peevish haste,
Recall the rash desponding word,
No more complain, "The hour is past,
And I have wearied out my Lord."
3 Hast thou not heard, hast thou not known,
The everlasting God, that laid
The earth’s foundations, rules alone,
Nor faints to bear the world He made?
4 Jehovah is unchangeable,
His ways, and thought, are not as ours,
He cheers the languid souls that fail,
And quickens all their drooping powers.
5 Gently He lifts the fallen up,
He gives them faith, and faith’s increase,
Revives their feeble, dying hope,
And fills with love, and joy and peace.
6 Blasted, the vigor of the young
Shall fade, and suddenly decay;
The bold, and confident, and strong,
Shall fear, despair, and die away.
7 But they who wait upon the Lord
Shall surely find His promise true,
Receive the quickening powerful Word,
And, born of God, their strength renew.
8 Their willing souls from sin set free,
Shall swiftly in His statutes move,
Shall walk in glorious liberty,
Shall fly upon the wings of love.
9 With eagle’s wings their souls shall rise,
Steady and strong to Heaven soar,
Regain on earth their native skies,
And faint, and fall, and sin no more. Used With Tune: ABSCHIED Text Sources: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742
The World He Made He Still Sustains