Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Joseph Scriven

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A VIEW (FROM A WATER-COLOR MADE IN 1849) OF THE LOG CHURCH AND
BURYING-GROUND ON THE PENGELLY FARM, RICE LAKE. HERE
JOSEPH SCRIVEN PREACHED FOR MANY YEARS, AND HERE HE
LIES BURIED. NO PORTRAIT OF HIM IS KNOWN TO EXIST.

"Pray without ceasing"

 
What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Every thing to God in prayer!

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Oh! What peace we often forfeit;
Oh what needless pain we bear!
All, because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.

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Have we trials, and temptations?
Is there trouble everywhere?
We should never be discouraged:
Take it to the Lord in prayer?

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Are we cold and unbelieving,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Here the Lord is still our refuge:
Take it to the Lord in prayer.



Joseph Scriven.