Satisfaction in God Under the Loss of Dear Friends

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1 The God of love will sure indulge
The flowing tear, the heaving sigh,
When death inflicts his fatal wound,
When tender friends and kindred die.

2 Yet not one anxious, murmuring thought
Should with our morning passions blend,
Nor would our bleeding hearts forget
The almighty, ever-living Friend.

3 Beneath a numerous train of ills
Our feeble flesh and heart may fail;
Yet shall our hope in thee, our God,
O'er every gloomy fear prevail.

4 Our Father, God! to thee we look,
Our Rock, our Portion, and our Friend;
And on thy covenant love and truth,
Our sinking souls shall still depend.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #914

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Scott, Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Scott, Independent Minister at Norwich, and sister of Thomas Scott, noted below, was born at Norwich about 1708. In 1751 she was married to Elisha Williams, who had been from 1726 to 1739 Rector of Yale College, U.S.A., and with him she proceeded to Connecticut. On the death of Mr. Williams she was married to the Hon. William Smith, of New York, who also predeceased her. She died at Wethersfield, Connecticut, June 13th, 1776. In connection with Miss Scott's hymns we are acquainted directly and indirectly with four manuscripts, each of which is interesting in itself. These are as follows:— i. The first manuscript is in the library of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Franklin Bowditch… Go to person page >

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First Line: The God of love will sure indulge
Title: Satisfaction in God Under the Loss of Dear Friends
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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