Rejoicing in hope.@Romans 12:12
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Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Ro­bert Low­ry, Roy­al Di­a­dem (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1873), page 23.

Aus­tra­lia Ro­bert Low­ry, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

My soul shall rest in hope,
Rejoicing in His love,
Who, in the darkness, gives me light,
And lifts my eyes above.
My soul shall rest in hope,
And live in faith divine;
Supremely blest while I can feel
The dear Redeemer mine.

Whate’er His will denies,
My heart would not rebel,
But in submission calmly say,
He doeth all things well;
My soul shall rest in hope,
Tho’ mortal strength shall fail;
The gentle hand that leads me now
Will guide me thro’ the vale.

My soul shall rest in hope,
Till Jesus bid me rise
To see His face and sing His praise
Beyond the earthly skies;
My soul shall rest in hope,
Rejoicing in His love,
Who, in the darkness, gives me light,
And lifts my eyes above.