William Cowper, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 131
Fierce passions discompose the mind,|
As tempests vex the sea;
But calm content and peace we find,
When, Lord, we turn to thee.
2. In vain by reason and by rule,
3. Since at his feet my soul has sat,
4. Art thou a sinner, soul? he said,
5. If thou of murmuring wouldst be cured,|
Compare thy griefs with mine;
Think what my love for thee endured,
And thou wilt not repine.
6. 'Tis I appoint thy daily lot,
7. In life my grace shall strength supply,
8. Thus I who once my wretched days,
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