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Hymn score of: Lord! I thank thee thou dost listen - The Loving-Kindness of the Lord (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Lord! I thank thee thou dost listen - The Loving-Kindness of the Lord (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Loving-Kindness of the Lord.

1. Lord! I thank thee thou dost listen,
  thou dost reckon groans for prayer;
when the tears of sorrow glisten,
  'tis enough to claim thy care.
Thine is love supremely tender,
  grace to fathom every grief;
aid almighty thou dost render,
  best of balm, divine relief!

2. Lord! I thank thee for the anguish
  sent to lay me at thy feet.
Love like mine is prone to languish,
  thine is sure and passing sweet.
Oh! would I be free from sorrow?
  Would I miss the meed of pain?
No, the bliss of thy "Tomorrow"
  turns, today, my loss to gain!

3. Lord! I thank thee thou art coming,
  coming with the summer day;
icy chains our spirits numbing
  swiftly then shall melt away.
Not a fetter more to bind us,
  scenes above for scenes below;
not a shadow to remind us,
  of the bygone hours of woe.

4. Lord! I thank thee now and ever,
  thou abidest still the same;
nought the bonds of grace shall sever,
  wrought and sealed in Jesus' name.
When thy weary ones are fainting,
  Faith stands forth thy praise to tell;
and to Hope, thy glories painting,
  Love makes answer – "All is well!"

Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 181-183.

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