90. God of grace and God of glory – Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1930
Cure thy children’s warring madness,
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
89. Jesus, the very thought of thee – Attr. to Bernard of Clairvaux, 12th c.; trans. Edward Caswall, 1849
But what to those who find? Ah, this
nor tongue nor pen can show;
the love of Jesus, what it is,
none but his loved ones know.
88. By gracious powers – Dietrich Bonhoffer, 1944; trans. Fred Pratt Green, 1972
By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered,
and confidently waiting, come what may,
we know that God is with us night and morning,
and never fails to greet us each new day.
87. Blessed Assurance – Fanny J. Crosby, 1873
Watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
86. Leaning on the everlasting arms – Elisha A. Hoffman, 1887
What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms.
85. Glorious things of thee are spoken – John Newton, 1779On the Rock of Ages founded,
what can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
thou mayst smile at all thy foes.
84. O come, O come, Emmanuel – 9th c. Latin
O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
and order all things far and nigh
83. Take my life, and let it be – Francis R. Havergal, 1873
Take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.
82. What wondrous love is this – USA folk hymn
And when from death I’m free,
I’ll sing on.
81. Go to dark Gethsemane – James Montgomery, 1820
Turn not from his griefs away;
learn of Jesus Christ to pray.