What comfort sweet to pause

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1 What comfort sweet to pause
Close by the holy cross,
And with the Saviour's mother
In silence look upon
Our dear and dying brother;
For there all fears are gone,
The peace of God abounds,
In His peace-giving wounds.

2 What comfort sweet to own
In His dear blood alone
All sin and guilt forgiven.
It cheers the weary heart,
When love divine from heaven
Does life and strength impart;
The soul enjoys the peace
That nevermore shall cease.

3 What comfort to believe
In spite of woe and grief,
Though worthy of perdition,
Yet to this sinful heart
Thou givest full remission.
O Lord, Thy grace impart;
I please, thy precious blood,
Thou spotless Lamb of God.

4 What comfort sweet to tell
My wants, I know it well--
And pray for more endurance
When longing to believe,
But lacking full assurance.
No rest I can receive,
Until I come to Thee,
O Lamb of Calvary!

5 Let all here have access,
Who yearn for happiness,
Grace to the poor aboundeth,
And peace to troubled hearts;
For mercy's name here soundeth,
And comfort sweet imparts
To Him who comfortless
For help and mercy prays.

Amen.

Source: Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #76

Author: L. Linderoth

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