486. C. M. Doddridge. Confidence in God.
1 My God! the covenant of thy love
Abides forever sure;
And in thy matchless grace I feel
My happiness secure.
2 What though my house be not with thee
As nature could desire?
To nobler joys than nature gives
Thy servants all aspire.
3 Since thou, the everlasting God,
My Father art become;
Jesus my Guardian and my Friend,
And heaven my final home:
4 I welcome all thy sovereign will,
For all that will is love;
And when I know not what thou dost,
I wait the light above.
5 Thy covenant the last accent claims
Of this poor faltering tongue;
And that shall the first notes employ
Of my celestial song.