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Be still, my heart, these anxious cares

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VISITATION OF THE SICK. *^ I look for the Lord ; viy soul doth wait for
hi7n ; in his word is my trust ^'' [L. M; T) E Still, my heart, these anxious cares T) E Still, my heart, these anxious cares
-'-^ To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares;
They cast dishonour on thy Lord,
And contradict his gracious word.

2 Brought safely by his hand thus far,
Why wilt thou now give place to fear ?
How canst thou want if he provide.
Or lose thy way with such a guide ?

3 When first before his mercy-seat,
Thou didst to him thy all commit;
He gave thee warrant from that hour,
To trust his wisdom, love, and power.

4 Did ever trouble yet befall.
And he refuse to hear thy call ?
And has he not his promise passed,
That thou shalt overcome at last ?
5 Though rough and thorny be the road.
It leads thee home apace to God;
Then count thy present trials small,
For heaven will make amends for all.

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (Rev. ed.) #249

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Be still, my heart, these anxious cares
Author: John Newton



William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9331
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