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Hymn #788: Lord, How Mysterious Are Thy Ways

Hymn #787 Hymn #789


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788 (L.M.) Anne Steele

Lord, how mysterious are Thy ways!

How blind are we, how mean our praise!

Thy steps can mortal eyes explore? —

'Tis ours to wonder, and adore.

Thy deep decrees from creature sight

Are hid in shades of awful night;

Amid the lines, with curious eye,

Nor angels' minds presume to pry.

Great God, I would not ask to see

What in futurity shall be;

If light and bliss attend my days,

Then let my future hours be praise.

Is darkness and distress my share?

Then let me trust Thy guardian care;

Assured I am that love divine

At length through ev'ry cloud will shine.

Yet this my soul desires to know,

Be this my only wish below:

That Christ be mine! — this great request

Grant, bounteous God! — and I am blest.

Hymn #787 Hymn #789