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Lord Jesus, 'tis exceeding gain - Apart
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Apart.

Psalm 25,12.

1. Lord Jesus, 'tis exceeding gain
  if but thyself I know;
I thank thee thus for hours of pain
  that come to lay me low:
the message thou art pleased to send,
  in mercy from above,
appoints the silent hours I spend,
  reposing in thy love.

2. I leave awhile the thronging crowd
  to be apart with thee;
I hear not now the strivings loud
  that vex the distant sea:
the heavings of its restless tide
  sound faintly on mine ear,
and from thy Haven fair and wide
  I see my Home so near.

3. I know not what may be in store;
  the charge is thine to keep:
perchance my bark need never more
  launch forth upon the deep;
but whether toward the golden strand
  be set the vessel's prow,
or whether sailing far from land,
  doth not concern me now.

4. Thou art thyself, O precious Lord,
  my one eternal gain;
thou art my solace and reward
  alike in ease and pain.
Because thy love enfoldeth me
  no ill can e'er befall;
'tis perfect peace to rest in thee,
  my Lord, my all in all.

Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 21-23.

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