Give Me, O Lord, Thy Changeless Peace

Give me, O Lord, Thy changeless peace,
And calm, I pray, this troubled mind;
That I from bitterness may cease,
And ‘mid unkindness, still be kind.

Thy sun his ceaseless course pursues,
And shines alike on good and ill;
May I, like him, to stop refuse,
When thankless souls my spirit chill.

Give me the strong, untiring love,
Which hopes, endures, and never fails;
But, daily strengthened from above,
At length o’er all who hate prevails.

-John Milne, The Life of John Milne by Horatius Bonar, Banner of Truth Trust, 245.

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