Christ My Song - 1076
I know, O Lord, though all around is dark - Trusting in Jesus
(Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Trusting in Jesus.
"He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet: so he bringeth them unto their desired haven." (Psalm 107,29-30)
1. I know, O Lord, though all around is dark,
I need not fear;
rough are the waves that toss my little bark,
but thou art near;
the stormy winds thy word alone fulfil,
their rage shall cease;
and when thy voice shall give the charge, "Be still,"
all will be peace.
2. Yes, I shall see (soon as this storm has passed
across the soul)
that he, who slumbers not, held every blast
in his control:
and though, o'ershadowed by the present woe,
the heart may quail,
strong in the grace, the strength thou dost bestow,
I shall prevail.
3. What though long cherished hopes like autumn leaves,
all scattered lie,
knowing thy love divine, this scarcely grieves,
for spring is nigh.
New hopes, God-given, shall then unfold and bloom
in beauty bright;
therefore, in hope rejoicing, 'mid the gloom,
I wait for light.
4. Thou precious Saviour, by whose life I live,
lighten mine eyes!
Let me not miss the lessons thou dost give,
O make me wise!
Keep me, whilst tempest-driven on life's rough sea,
close to thy side;
there, safely anchored by sure hope in thee,
let me abide!
5. Jesus, thou art my All! what can I lose
since thou art mine?
Guide me, thou best-beloved; my portion choose,
for I am thine:
to the desirèd haven let me come
in thine own way:
there will be no more night in that fair home,
but endless day.
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 83-84.