Peter…said unto Him, Though all men shall be offended because of Thee, yet will I never be offended.@Matthew 26:33
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Hans G. Nägeli (1773–1836)

William Cowper, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), Book 3, number 74. Dependence.

Zürich Hans G. Nägeli (1773–1836) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Cowper (1731–1800)

To keep the lamp alive
With oil we fill the bowl;
’Tis water makes the willow thrive,
And grace that feeds the soul.

The Lord’s unsparing hand
Supplies the living stream;
It is not at our own command,
But still derived from Him.

Beware of Peter’s word
Nor confidently say,
I never will deny Thee, Lord,
But Grant I never may.

Man’s wisdom is to seek
His strength in God alone;
And e’en an angel would be weak,
Who trusted in his own.

Retreat beneath His wings,
And in His grace confide;
This more exalts the King of kings
Than all your works beside.

In Jesus is our store,
Grace issues from His throne;
Whoever says, I want no more,
Confesses he has none.