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Sure in this wilderness I've little




Sure, in this wilderness,
I’ve little cause for joy;
Confessions and complaints
Must be my sole employ;
My sins and wants,
My foes and dears,
Incessant call
For floods of tears:


Thus unbelief suggests;
But unbelief —away!
I’ll sing as well as weep,
And praise as well as pray:
Of other things,
Though I’m bereft,
Yet life remains,
And hope is left.


God bids me to rejoice,
And then, rejoice I will;
Though I no music hear,
Though I no raptures feel:
With guilt o’erwhelmed,
With grief oppressed,
In heaven I look
For peace and rest.


Though all is darkness now,
There will be light anon;
Ye gloomy fears subside,
Ye pensive thoughts be gone!
Christ will preserve
What he hath wrought,
And save the soul
His blood has bought.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: Ps 42:5; Mk 9:24; Heb 4:9;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 386
      MUSIC
      Name: OLD 148TH
      Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 161D
        # 108D
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 6 6 8 8
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