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455. Love seen in trials

1 'Tis my happiness below
Not to live without the cross,
But the Saviour's power to know,
Sanctifying every loss.

2 Trials must and will befall;
But with humble faith to see
Love inscribed upon them all,--
This is happiness to me.

3 God in Israel sows the seeds
Of affliction, pain and toil;
These spring up and choke the weeds
Which would else o'erspread the soil.

4 Did I meet no trials here,
No chastisement by the way,
Might I not with reason fear
I should prove a castaway?

5 Trials make the promise sweet;
Trials give new life to prayer;
Trials bring me to his feet,
Lay me low, and keep me there.

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis my happiness below
Title: Love seen in trials
Author: William Cowper
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Afflictions; Christians: Afflictions; Comfort (2 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: fr. Gottschalk
Meter: 7s
Key: B♭ Major

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