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Lord! much we need thy Shepherd-care - Looking Upward
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Looking Upward.

"And He said unto me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee;
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.'
Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
(2 Corinthians 12, 9)

1. Lord! much we need thy Shepherd-care,
  so foolish we, and weak:
ready for every hidden snare,
  like silly wandering sheep.

2. And we are guarded night and day
  by thine Almighty power;
else sure our roving feet would stray
  still further every hour.

3. Vessels of mercy, formed by thee,
  thou graciously dost take,
(poor earthen pitchers though they be),
  light-shedding lamps to make.

4. This is thy way of wisdom, Lord!
  thus is thy power made known;
and we, instructed by thy word,
  glory in thee alone.

5. The need that magnifies thy grace
  we have no cause to fear;
why shrink from trial in our place
  of patient learners here?

6. O Lord, thy poor and helpless ones
  are rich and strong in thee;
thou art our joy, and we thy crown
  eternally shall be.

Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 93-94.

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