After offering a persuasive prayer for deliverance, David receives assurance that “the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping. The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.”—Psalm 6:8,9. He was petitioning the Lord to release the divine judgment that had been administered through corrective discipline. It is a relief to the returning backslider that “whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” This consideration led me to frame the following hymn. [2 June 2012]

A suitable tune might be that composed by Winfield Weeden, usually sung to the hymn, “I Surrender All.”

Every blessing

Jared Smith

Brought Back to God

1. That I might through darkened days,
Learn the wisdom of His ways,
For when there’s no light ahead,
It is then I know I’m led;

Led not by sight or flashlight,
Nor by shining sun so bright,
But by the voice of my Lord,
Channelled thru His precious Word.

2. Trusting only, always now,
Do I in His presence bow,
Should no light ere shine again,
It may be my greatest gain,

To walk by faith and not sight,
Tis’ then I know He is right,
To open and close the way,
That I might yield to His sway.

3. His chastening hand knocks me down,
And causes a mournful frown,
My heart shrinks under His rod,
And brings me back to my God;

O, for the atoning blood,
That cleanses me like a flood,
When sins confess’d to Him above,
Forgiv’n by His redeeming love.


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