The Milch Kine Drawing the Ark: Faith's Surrender of All

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Melody - Seq. by Benjamin R. Tubb
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John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 27

The kine unguided went
By the directest road;
When the Philistines homeward sent
The ark of Israel's God.

2. Lowing they passed along,
And left their calves shut up;
They felt an instinct for their young,
But would not turn or stop.

3. Shall brutes, devoid of thought,
Their Maker's will obey;
And we, who by his grace are taught,
More stubborn prove than they?

4. He shed his precious blood
To make us his alone;
If washed in that atoning flood
We are no more our own.

5. If he his will reveal,
Let us obey his call;
And think whate'er the flesh may feel,
His love deserves our all.

6. We should maintain in view
His glory, as our end;
Too much we cannot bear, or do,
For such a matchless friend.

7. His saints should stand prepared
In duty's path to run;
Nor count their greatest trials hard,
So that his will be done.

8. With Jesus for our guide,
The path is safe though rough
The promise says, I will provide,
And faith replies, Enough!

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