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Book Of Hymns For Public And Private Devotion by Various

420. 10 & 6s. M. * In Time of War.

1 Lord, once our faith in man no fear could move;
Now save it from despair!
The trial comes; strengthen the might of love:
Father, Thou hearest prayer!

2 Thou hearest; and we hear, above this din,
Thy blessed word sound clear:
|I purge this land from slavery and sin;
The reign of heaven draws near.|

3 O, never falter, ye who strive to bring
In men the heavenly birth;
For still the angel hosts unfaltering sing,
|Peace to the weary earth!|

4 O, never falter! peace must come by pain;
Heaven is not found, but won;
Hold the dark angel till he moulds again
The peace he hath undone.

5 We know not, Lord, what storms and trials strong
Must work our world's new birth;
But we will toil, with this for working-song, --
|Peace to the weary earth!|

6 Peace to the weary, struggling, sin-sick earth!
Peace to the heart of man!
Storm shall bring calm; that high reward is worth
All we must bear, or can.

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