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Title: Great Providence

Date: 28/07/2011 (Other)

Speaker: Congregation

Bible Reference: Summer Conference Hymn

GREAT providence of heaven?
What wonders shine
In its profound display
Of God?s design:
It guards the dust of earth,
Commands the hosts above,
Fulfils the mighty plan
Of His great love.

The kingdoms of this world
Lie in its hand;
See how they rise and fall
At its command!
Through sorrow and distress,
Tempestuous storms that rage,
God?s kingdom yet endures
From age to age.

Its darkness dense is but
A radiant light;
Its oft-perplexing ways
Are ordered right.
Soon all its winding paths
Will end, and then the tale
Of wonder shall be told
Beyond the veil.

David Charles, 1762-1834
Tr. by Edmund Tudor Owen, 1935