16218. Thou Very Present Aid

1 Thou ve­ry pre­sent aid,
In suf­fer­ing and dis­tress,
The soul which still on Thee is stayed
Is kept in per­fect peace.

2 The soul by faith re­clined
On His Re­deem­er’s breast,
Midst rag­ing storms ex­ults to find
An ev­er­last­ing rest.

3 Sorrow and fear are gone,
Whene’er Thy face ap­pears,
It stills the sigh­ing or­phan’s moan,
And dries the wi­dow’s tears.

4 It hal­lows ev­ery cross,
It sweet­ly com­forts me,
And makes me now for­get my loss;
And lose my­self in Thee.

5 Peace to the trou­bled heart,
Health to the sin-sick mind,
The wound­ed spi­rit’s balm Thou art,
The Heal­er of man­kind.

6 In deep af­flict­ion blest,
With Thee I mount above,
And sing, tri­um­phant­ly dis­tressed,
Thine all-suf­fi­cient love.

7 Jesus, to whom I fly,
Doth all my wish­es fill,
In vain the crea­ture-streams are dry,
I have the Fount­ain still.

8 Stripped of my earth­ly friends,
I find them all in One,
And peace and joy that ne­ver ends,
And Hea­ven, in Christ alone!

Text Information
First Line: Thou ve­ry pre­sent aid
Title: Thou Very Present Aid
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems (Vol. II), 1749
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Hans Georg Nägeli
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1845)
Meter: SM
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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