770. Within the busy rush of life

Author: Martin E Leckebusch

Within the busy rush of life
I find a resting-place:
when I submit to Christ my Lord
and let him set my pace,
he shows the way that I should take
whatever trials I face.

2. Amid the choices I must make
and duties that increase
he comes to calm my anxious thoughts,
to make the turmoil cease;
as in his presence I remain
he guides me into peace.

3. The timeless, all-sufficient God
my every longing knows
and daily he refreshes me
with joy which overflows;
anointed by tranquillity
my strength to serve him grows.

4. My Saviour bids me walk with him
and follow all his ways-
his plan for me is fruitfulness
throughout my earthly days,
since now and evermore I live
beneath his loving gaze.

Scriptures: 1 Peter 5:7, Isaiah 28:16, Luke 1:79, John 14:27, John 1:43, Galatians 5:22-23, Colossians 3:15, John 14:1, Deuteronomy 33:27, John 15:11, John 16:22, John 15:16, Luke 24:38, Luke 10:38-42, 1 John 2:27, Psalms 23:3, Psalms 23:5, James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:6, Galatians 5:16, Colossians 2:6, Colossians 1:10, 1 John 2:20, Colossians 1:6, Luke 12:22-31, Psalms 25:12, Matthew 6:25-34, Mark 3:20, Mark 6:31, John 1:35-39, John 15:4-8, John 15:8

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