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Much there is to turn us
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Much there is to turn us.

"He preserveth the way of his saints." (Proverbs 2,8)

1. Much there is to turn us
  from the "narrow way";
some there are would burn us,
  if they had their way.
But they cannot do it;
  well for us they can't;
O! how we should rue it,
  had they what they want.

2. Some there are who scorn us,
  and our foolish way;
others frown, and warn us:
  we must change, they say.
They can bear no longer,
  what they hear and see;
he who proves the stronger,
  master let him be.

3. Others give a reason
  why they think us wrong.
All things have their season:
  prayers may be too long.
If we're always praying,
  life is at a stand;
this is not obeying
  the divine command.

4. One there is we see not,
  who can do us harm,
hindered if he be not
  by a mighty arm.
He will try to make us
  leave the "narrow way";
should the Lord forsake us,
  he would win the day.

5. But the Lord will save us
  from the wily foe;
he himself will have us:
  onward let us go.
If the Lord be for us,
  what can do us harm?
In the midst of sorrows,
  trust we in his arm.

6. Through a world of dangers,
  though our passage be;
foes around, and strangers,
  hostile all we see;
trust his word, 'tis stable,
  and his word we have;
trust his arm, 'tis able,
  able 'tis to save.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 762.

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