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Related song categories are:
Adversity
Atonement/Mercy/Grace/Redemption
Comfort/Strength/Courage/Assurance
Humility/Meekness
Repentance
Trials

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Song background:

Hymn lyrics by the Scottish presbyterian minister and poet, James Drummond Burns (1823-1864), also author of the well-known "Hushed Was the Evening Hymn", "Still With Thee" and "This Night, O Lord, We Bless Thee".

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Lyrics: .
1. O Thou whose sacred feet have trod
The thorny path of woe
Forbid that I should slight the rod,
Or faint beneath the blow.
My spirit to its chastening stroke
I meekly would resign,
Nor murmur at the heaviest yoke
That tells me I am Thine.

2. Give me the spirit of Thy trust
To suffer as a son,
To say, though lying in the dust,
“My Father’s will be done!”
I know that trial works for ends
Too high for sense to trace,
That oft in dark attire He sends
Some embassy of grace.

3. May none depart till I have gained
The blessing which it bears,
And learned, though late, I entertained
An angel unawares.
So shall I bless the hour that sent
The mercy of the rod,
And built an altar by the tents
Where I have met with God.
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