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Hymn #226: The Lord Will Happiness Divine

Hymn #225 Hymn #227

The Christian

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226 (C.M.) William Cowper

The Lord will happiness divine

On contrite hearts bestow;

Then tell me, gracious God, is mine

A contrite heart or no?

I hear, but seem to hear in vain,

Insensible as steel;

If aught is felt, 'tis only pain

To find I cannot feel.

I sometimes think myself inclined

To love Thee, if I could;

But often feel another mind,

Averse to all that's good.

My best desires are faint and few —

I fain would strive for more;

But when I cry, "My strength renew!"

Seem weaker than before.

Thy saints are comforted, I know,

And love Thy house of pray'r;

I sometimes go where others go

But find no comfort there.

Oh, make this heart rejoice or ache —

Decide this doubt for me;

And, if it be not broken, break,

And heal it, if it be.

Hymn #225 Hymn #227