Christ My Song - 300
My soul is sad, and much dismayed - The Valley of the Shadow of Death (William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Valley of the Shadow of Death.
2. See, from the ever-burning lake
how like a smoky cloud they rise!
With horrid blasts my soul they shake,
with storms of blasphemies and lies.
3. Their fiery arrows reach the mark,
my throbbing heart with anguish tear;
each lights upon a kindred spark,
and finds abundant fuel there.
4. I hate the thought that wrongs the Lord;
oh! I would drive it from my breast,
with thy own sharp two-edged sword,
far as the east is from the west.
5. Come, then, and chase the cruel host,
heal the deep wounds I have received!
Nor let the powers of darkness boast,
that I am foiled, and thou art grieved!
3,1: Ephesians 6,16.
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 255.