The LORD’s Chastising Hand

The LORD’s chastising hand, so full of love,
doth guide the erring Christian back to Him.
Though oft severe the chast’ning is to us,
yet tis’ God’s love to keep us far from sin.

Though He chastises sore from high above
to lead the Christian far away from sin,
yet God has not giv’n him o’er unto death,
but gently guides the Christian back to Him.

Endure God’s chastenings as children would
a father dealing lovingly with them.
Tis’ for our good that God chastises us
that we repent, and would not be condemned.

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