1 When we our gracious Lord entreat,
And on his word rely;
Tho' disappointments first we meet:
His grace is ever nigh.
2 Should he at first seem to refuse,
Yet he will grant relief;
Tho' he reproves and doth accuse
Our doubts and unbelief.
3 Our faith and patience must be tries,
To make us search the ground;
Although at first we are denied,
Yet sure relief is found.
4 Then shall we find his promise true,
Then will his pow'r be known,
And we shall know what Christ can do
When we find what is done.
5 That will produce that living faith,
That will effectual prove;
To ground our hope in life and death,
In Jesus and his love.
6 Now since I evidently see,
My Saviour's grace reveal'd--
I am assur'd he e'er will be,
My life, my guard and shield.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXXXVIII