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First Line: O doubly-bowed and bruised reed
Last Line: Thou art of his beloved now!
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


O DOUBLY-BOWED and bruised reed,
What can I offer in thy need?

O heart, twice broken with its grief,
What words of mine can bring relief?

O soul, o'erwhelmed with woe again,
How can I soothe thy bitter pain?

Abashed and still, I stand and see
Thy sorrow's awful majesty.

Only dumb silence may convey
That which my lip can never say.

I cannot comfort thee at all;
On the Great Comforter I call;

Praying that He may make thee see
How near He hath been drawn to thee.

For unto man the angel guest
Still comes through gates of suffering best;

And most our Heavenly Father cares
For whom He smites, not whom He spares.

So, to his chastening meekly bow,
Thou art of his beloved now!





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