Christ My Song - 304
God of my life, to thee I call - Looking upwards in a storm
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Looking upwards in a storm.
2. Friend of the friendless and the faint!
Where should I lodge my deep complaint?
Where but with thee, whose open door
invites the helpless and the poor!
3. Did ever mourner plead with thee,
and thou refuse that mourner's plea?
Does not the word still fixed remain,
that none shall seek thy face in vain?
4. That were a grief I could not bear,
didst thou not hear and answer prayer;
but a prayer-hearing, answering God,
supports me under every load.
5. Fair is the lot that's cast for me;
I have an Advocate with thee;
they whom the world caresses most
have no such privilege to boast.
6. Poor though I am, despised, forgot,
yet God, my God, forgets me not:
And he is save, and must succeed,
for whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead.
1,3: Psalm 69,16
6,1: Psalm 40,18
William Cowper, Complete Poetical Works, ca. 1853, 254-255.