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When darkness long has veiled my mind - Peace after a Storm (William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Peace after a Storm.

1. When darkness long has veiled my mind,
  and smiling day once more appears,
then, my Redeemer, then I find
  the folly of my doubts and fears. PDF - Midi

2. Straight I upbraid my wandering heart,
  and blush that I should ever be
thus prone to act so base a part,
  or harbour one hard thought of thee!

3. Oh! let me then at length be taught,
  what I am still so slow to learn,
that God is love, and changes not,
  nor knows the shadow of a turn.

4. Sweet truth, and easy to repeat!
  But, when my faith is sharply tried,
I find myself a learner yet,
  unskilful, weak, and apt to slide.

5. But, O my Lord, one look from thee
  subdues the disobedient will;
drives doubt and discontent away,
  and thy rebellious worm is still.

6. Thou art as ready to forgive
  as I am ready to repine;
thou, therefore, all the praise receive;
  be shame and self-abhorrence mine.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 255-256; and in: John Newton, Olney Hymns III, no. 23, 1816, 261-262.

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