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Hymn #352: O'Erwhelmed With Restless Griefs And Fears

Hymn #351 Hymn #353

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352 (L.M.)

O'erwhelmed with restless griefs and fears,

Lord, I approach Thy mercy-seat,

With aching heart and flowing tears,

To pour my sorrows at Thy feet.

Thy promises are large and free

To humble souls who seek Thy face;

O, where for refuge can I flee,

My God! — but to the throne of grace?

Thou see'st the tempest of my soul,

These restless waves of fear and sin;

Thy voice can all their rage control,

And make a sacred calm within.

My thoughts recall Thy favours past,

In many a dark distressing hour,

Thy kind support my heart confessed,

And owned Thy wisdom, love, and pow'r.

And still these bright perfections shine,

Eternal their unclouded rays;

Unchanging faithfulness is Thine,

And just and right are all Thy ways.

And can my vile ungrateful heart

Still harbour black distrust and fear?

Oh, bid these heavy clouds depart,

Bright sun of righteousness, appear.

Let Thy enliv'ning healing voice,

The kind assurance of Thy love,

Relieve my heart, revive my joys,

And all my anxious fears remove.

Hymn #351 Hymn #353