106. Chastened Submission

1 What wait I for but Thee?
My hope is in thy Name;
From all my sins deliver me,
Nor put my soul to shame.

2 I suffered silently,
Because Thy will is best;
Remove Thy heavy stroke from me,
For I am sore distressed.

3 When sin thou dost repay
And chasten and restrain,
Man's beauty quickly fades away;
Yea, human life is vain.

4 O Lord, regard my fears,
And answer my request;
Turn not in silence from my tears,
But give the mourner rest.

5 I am a stranger here,
Dependent on Thy grace,
A pilgrim, as my fathers were,
With no abiding place.

6 O spare me and restore
My failing strength, I pray;
Ere I go hence and be no more,
The hand of judgment stay.

Text Information
First Line: What wait I for but Thee?
Title: Chastened Submission
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
Topic: Afflictions: Comfort under; Afflictions: For sin; Afflictions: From God (16 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Robert S. Ambrose
Meter: S. M.
Key: E♭ Major

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