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O Lord, When We The Path Retrace

by J.G. Deck

Tune: Sawley C.M.

1 O LORD, when we the path retrace
Which Thou on earth hast trod,
To man Thy wondrous love and grace,
Thy faithfulness to God;

2 Thy love, by man so sorely tried,
Proved stronger than the grave;
The very spear that pierced Thy side
Drew forth the blood to save;

3 Faithful amidst unfaithfulness,
'Mid darkness only light,
Thou didst Thy Father's name confess,
And in His will delight;

4 Unmoved by Satan's subtle wiles,
Or suffering, shame and loss,
Thy path, uncheered by earthly smiles,
Led only to the cross: ---

5 We wonder at Thy lowly mind,
And fain would like Thee be,
And all our rest and pleasure find
In learning, Lord, of Thee.

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