O Lord! When we the path retrace

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O Lord! When we the path retrace
  Which Thou on earth hast trod,
To men Thy wondrous love and grace,
  Thy faithfulness to God;
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Thy love, by man so sorely tried,
  Proved stronger than the grave;
The very spear that pierced Thy side
  Drew forth the blood to save;
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Though Thou didst pass through woes and grief,
  Thy works were ever good;
Although midst sorrows all Thy life,
  Thou spak’st no murmuring word.
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Faithful amidst unfaithfulness,
  ’Mid darkness only light,
Thou didst Thy Father’s name confess,
  And in His will delight;
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Unmoved by Satan’s subtle wiles,
  Or suffering, shame, and loss,
Thy path, uncheered by earthly smiles,
  Led only to the cross.
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We wonder at Thy lowly mind,
  And fain would like Thee be,
And all our rest and pleasure find
  In learning, Lord, of Thee.
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Richard Arnold

Austin, TX, United States

This hymn originally had these verses in it.

O Lord, with sorrow, and with shame,

We meekly would confess,

How little we, who bear Thy name,

Thy mind and ways express.

Give us Thy meek, Thy lowly mind;

We fain would like Thee be;

And all our rest and pleasure find

In learning, Lord, of Thee.