tenderly binds up the broken in heart,
The soul bowed down He will raise:
mourning, the ointment of joy will impart:
For heaviness, garments of praise.
come, then, and sing to the praise of our God,
Who giveth and taketh away;
first by his kindness, and then by his rod,
Would teach us, poor sinners, to pray.
the assembly of Jesus' first-born,
Who anthems of gratitude raise,
heart has by great tribulation been torn,
Each voice turned from wailing to praise.
and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne” by Andrew A. Bonar. D.D. Oliphant,
Anderson and Ferrier, 1891. p 37.