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Since thy Father's arm sustains thee

Since thy Father's arm sustains thee

Author: Carl Rudolph Hagenbach
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 Since thy Father’s arm sustains thee,
Peaceful be,
When a chastening hand restrains thee,
It is He,
Know His love in full completeness
Fills the measure of thy weakness,
If He wound thy spirit sore,
Trust Him more.

2 Without murmur, uncomplaining,
In His hand
Leave whatever things thou canst not
Understand,
Tho’ the world thy folly spurneth,
From thy faith in pity turneth,
Peace thy inmost soul shall fill,
Lying still.

3 Fearest sometimes that Thy Father
Hath forgot?
When the clouds around thee gather,
Doubt Him not;
Always hath the daylight broken,
Always hath he comfort spoken,
Better hath He been for years,
Than thy fears.

4 To His own the Saviour giveth
Daily strength,
To each troubled soul that liveth,
Peace at length;
Weakest lambs have largest sharing
Of the tender shepherd’s caring,
Ask Him not then, when or how,
Only bow.

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #70

Author: Carl Rudolph Hagenbach

Hagenbach, Carl Rudolph, D.D., s. of C. F. Hagenbach, professor of medicine at Basel, was born at Basel, March 4, 1801. He studied at the Universities of Basel, Bonn, and Berlin. He returned to Basel in 1823 as University lecturer on Church history, was appointed ordinary professor of Church history in 1829, and died at Basel, June 7, 1874 (Koch, vii. 95, 96; Allg. Deutsche Biographie, x. 344, 345, &c). His hymns appeared principally in his Gedichte, Basel, 1846. Two are translated:— i. Du Quell, der alle Herzen tranket. Passiontide. On Christ thirsting on the cross. 1846, as above, vol. i. p. 33, in 4 stanzas. Translated as "Thou fountain for the panting heart," by J. Kelly, 1885, p. 40. ii. Stille halten deinem Walten. Resignation.… Go to person page >

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