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How Blest Are They, O Lord

Full Text

1 How blest are they, O Lord,
who stay themselves on thee;
who wait for thy salvation, Lord,
shall thy salvation see.

2 When we in darkness walk,
not feel the heav'nly flame,
then is the time to trust our God,
and call upon his name.

3 Soon shall our doubts and fears
subside at his control:
his lovingkindness shall break thro'
the midnight of the soul.

4 Wait till the shadows flee;
wait thy appointed hour;
wait till the Bridegroom of thy soul
reveals his love with power.

5 His grace will to the end
stronger and brighter shine,
nor present things, nor things to come
shall quench the spark divine.



Source: Rejoice in the Lord #177

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How blest are they, O Lord
Title: How Blest Are They, O Lord
Author: Augustus Toplady (1772, cento)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Cento
Language: English
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