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'Wait Thou only upon God.'


'My soul, wait thou only upon God. ' – Ps. 62:5


'A God . . which worketh for him that waiteth for Him.' –Isa. 64:4(R.V.)


'WAIT only upon God;' my soul, be still,

And let thy God unfold His perfect will,

Thou fain would’st follow Him throughout this year,

Thou fain with listening heart His voice would’st hear,

Thou fain would’st be a passive instrument

Possessed by God, and ever Spirit-sent

Upon His service sweet—then be thou still

For only thus can He in thee fulfil

His heart’s desire. Oh, hinder not His hand

From fashioning the vessel He hath planned.

‘Be silent unto God,’ and thou shalt know

The quiet, holy calm He doth bestow

On these who wait on Him; so shalt thou bear

His promises, and His life and light e’en where

The night is darkest, and thine earthly days

Shall shew His love, and sound His glorious praise

And He will work with head unfettered, free

His high and holy purposes through thee.

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First on thee must that hand of power be turned,

Till in His love’s strong fire thy dross is burned,

And thou come forth a vessel for thy Lord,

So frail and empty, yet, since He hath poured

Into thine emptiness His life, His love

Henceforth through thee the power of God shall move

And He will work for thee. Stand still and see

The victories thy God will gain for thee;

So silent, yet so irresistible,

Thy God shall do the thing impossible.

Oh, question not henceforth what thou canst do;

Thou canst do naught. But He will carry through

The work where human energy had failed

Where all thy best endeavours had availed

Thee nothing. Then, my soul, wait and be still;

Thy God shall work for thee His perfect will.

If thou will take no less, His best shall be

Thy portion now and through eternity.

FREDA HANBURY

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EXTRACT

FROM

ADDRESS IN EXETER HALL

May 31st 1895


I HAVE been surprised at nothing more than at the letters that have come to me from missionaries and others from all parts of the world, devoted men and women, testifying to the need they feel in their work of being helped to a deeper and a clearer insight into all that Christ could be to them. Let us look to God to reveal Himself among His people in a measure very few have realized. Let us expect great things of our God. At all our conventions and assemblies too little time is given to waiting on God. Is He not willing to put things right in His own divine way? Has the life of God’s people reached the utmost limit of what God is willing to do for them? Surely not. We want to wait on Him; to put away our experiences, however blessed they have been; our conceptions of truth, however 10 sound and scriptural we think they seem; our plans, however needful and suitable they appear; and give God time and place to show us what He could, what He will do. God has new developments and new resources. He can do new things, unheard of things. Let us enlarge our hearts and not limit Him. ‘When Thou camest down, Thou didst terrible things we looked not for; the mountains flowed down at Thy presence.’

A. M.

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CONTENTS

DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE


Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

WAITING ON GOD:


1. The God of our Salvation.—Ps. 62:1. . . 17

2. The Keynote of Life.—Gen. 49:18. . . 21

3. The True Place of the Creature.—Ps. 104:27, 28. . . 25

4. For Supplies.—Ps. 114:14, 15. . . 29

5. For Instruction.—Ps. 25:4, 5. . . 33

6. For all Saints.—Ps. 25:3. . . 37

7. A Plea in Prayer.—Ps. 25:21. . . 41

8. Strong and of Good Courage.—Ps. 27:14. . . 45

9. With the Heart.—Ps. 31:24. . . 49

10. In Humble Fear and Hope.—Ps. 33:18-22. . . 54

11. Patiently.—Ps. 37:7,9. . . . 59

12. Keeping His Ways.—Ps. 37:34. . . 63

13. For More than we Know.—Ps. 39:7, 8. . . 67

14. The Way to the New Song.—Ps. 40:1-3. . . 71

15. For His Counsel.—Ps. 56:12. . . 75

16. And His Light in the Heart.—Ps. 80:5, 6. . . 79

17. In Times of Darkness—Isa. 8:17. . . 84

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18. To Reveal Himself.—Isa. 25:9. . . 89

19. As a God of Judgment.—Isa. 26:8, 9. . . 93

20. Who Waits on Us.—Isa. 30:18. . . 97

21. The Almighty One.—Isa. 40:31. . . 101

22. Its Certainty of Blessing.—Isa. 49:23. . . 105

23. For Un-looked for Things.—Isa. 64:4. . . 110

24. To Know His Goodness.—Lam. 3:25. . . 114

25. Quietly.—Lam. 3:26. . . 118

26. In Holy Expectency.—Mic. 7:7. . . 133

27. For Redemption.—Lu. 2:25,38. . . 126

28. For the Coming of His Son.—Lu. 12:36. . . 130

29. For the Promise of the Father.—Acts 1:4. . . 135

30. Continually.—Hos. 12:6. . . 140

31. Only.—Psa. 62:5, 6. . . 145

Note: The Power of the Holy Spirit. By W. Law. . . . 150


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