Be my refuge and my rest oh Lord

MHB 459
1.TO the haven of Thy breast,
O Son of Man, I fly;
Be my refuge and my rest,
For O the storm is high!
Save me from the furious blast,
A covert from the tempest be;
Hide me, Jesus, till o'erpast
The storm of sin I see.

2.Welcome  as the water-spring
To a dry, barren place,
O descend on me, and bring
Thy sweet refreshing grace I
O'er a parched and weary land
As a great rock extends its shade,
Hide  me,  Saviour,  with  Thine hand,
And screen my naked head.

3.In the time of my distress
Thou hast my succour been,
In my utter helplessness
Restraining me from sin;
O how swiftly didst Thou move
To save me in the trying hour!
Still protect me with Thy love,«
And shield me with Thy power.'

4.First and last in me perform  
The work Thou hast begun;
Be my shelter from the storm,
My  shadow from the sun; Weary,
parched with thirst, and faint,
Till Thou the abiding Spirit breathe,
Every moment, Lord,
I want The merit of Thy death.

MHB 458

1.LONG did I toil,and knew no earthly rest;
Far did I rove, and found no certain home;
At last I sought them in His sheltering  breast,
Who opes His arms, and bids the weary come :
With Him I found a home, a rest divine;
And I since then am His, and He Is mine.

2.The good I have Is from His stores supplied;
The ill is only what He deems the best;
With Him as Friend I'm rich, with nought beside,
And poor without Him, though of  all possest:
Changes may come—I take, or I resign,
Content while I am His, while He is mine.

3.Whate'er may change,In Him no change Is seen;
A glorious Sun, that wanes not, nor declines;
Above the clouds and storms He walks serene,
And on His people's inward darkness shines :
All  may  depart—I  fret  not  nor repine,
While I my Saviour's am, while He is mine.

4. While here, alas I know but half His love,
But half discern Him, and but half adore;
But when I meet Him in the realms above,
I hope to love Him better, praise Him more,
And feel, and tell, amid the choir
divine, How fully I am His, and He is mine.


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