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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889038
Give to the Winds Thy FearsRev. Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), Translation by Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
038SouthportRev. J. DaviesShort Meter (6.6.8.6.)

1Give to the winds thy fears;
Hope, and be undismayed:
God hears thy sighs, and counts thy tears,
God shall lift up thy head.
2Through waves, and clouds and storms,
He gently clears thy way:
Wait thou His time, so shall this night
Soon end in joyous day.
3Still heavy is thy heart?
Still sinks thy spirits down?
Cast off the weight, let fear depart,
Bid every care begone.
4What though thou rulest not,
Yet heaven, and earth, and hell
Proclaim, God sitteth on the throne,
And ruleth all things well!
5Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command;
So shalt thou wondering own His way,
How wise, how strong His hand.
6Far, far above thy thought
His counsel shall appear,
When fully He the work hath wrought
That caused thy needless fear!
7Thou seest our weakness, Lord;
Our hearts are known to Thee;
O lift Thou up the sinking hand,
Confirm the feeble knee!
8Let us in life, in death,
Thy steadfast truth declare,
And publish with our latest breath
Thy love and guardian care. Amen.
1 Chronicles22:13Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
Esther9:22As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Psalm27:14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalm37:5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psalm42:5,115 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm55:22Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Isaiah40:28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Isaiah45:22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
Isaiah55:9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Lamentations3:26It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Matthew6:25-3425 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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