8171. By The Thoughtless World Derided

1 By the thoughtless world derided,
Still I love the Word of God;
’Tis a chart by which I’m guided,
Often ’tis a chastening rod;
’Tis a sword that cuts asunder
All my pride and vanity
When abased I lie and wonder
That He spares a wretch like me.

2 This confirms me when I waver,
Sets my trembling judgment right,
When I stray, how much soever,
This is my restoring light;
Satan oft and sin assail me,
With temptations ever new;
Then, O nothing can avail me,
’Till my bleeding Lord I view.

3 Faith I need, O Lord, bestow it,
Give my laboring mind relief;
Oft alas! I doubt, I know it,
Help, O help my unbelief;
Dearest Savior, by Thy merit
May I gain a future crown;
Guide, O guide me by Thy Spirit,
Till these storms are overblown.

Text Information
First Line: By the thoughtless world derided
Title: By The Thoughtless World Derided
Author: William B. Collyer
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: Hymns Partly Collected and Partly Original ( London: 1812)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: F Major
Source: Old Ballad Melody

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