31 (1)Psalm 31 Version 1CM
THE Saviour Who redeemed our souls
   From death and endless woe,
Whose wisdom each event controls,
    From Whom all mercies flow . . .
2  He has decreed that even here
    His faithful sons shall prove,
Through good or ill, ’midst toil and fear,
    The riches of His love.
3  But then—when life’s brief term is o’er,
    And Heaven reveals her gates—
What mighty blessings are in store,
    What endless glory waits!
4  Praise, then, your Saviour, all His saints,
    To Him devote your hearts;
He hears and pities your complaints,
    And strength and joy imparts.
Harriet Auber, 1773-1862