In Thy presence is fullness of joy.@Psalm 16:11
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Samuel Johnson (1822-1882)

Samuel Johnson, 1846.

Henley Lowell Mason, 1854 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

Father, in Thy mysterious presence kneeling,
Fain would our souls feel all Thy kindling love;
For we are weak, and need some deep revealing
Of trust and strength and calmness from above.

Lord, we have wandered forth through doubt and sorrow,
And Thou hast made each step an onward one;
And we will ever trust each unknown morrow;
Thou wilt sustain us till its work is done.

Now, Father, now in Thy dear presence kneeling,
Our spirits yearn to feel Thy kindling love;
Now make us strong; we need Thy deep revealing
Of trust and strength and calmness from above.