Christ My Song - 327
Breathe from the gentle south, O Lord - The waiting soul
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The waiting soul.
2. I wish, thou know'st, to be resigned,
and wait with patient hope;
but hope delayed fatigues the mind,
and drinks the spirit up.
3. Help me to reach the distant goal,
confirm my feeble knee;
pity the sickness of my soul
that faints for love of thee.
4. Cold as I feel this heart of mine,
yet, since I feel it so,
it yields some hope of life divine
within, however low.
5. I seem forsaken and alone,
I hear the lion roar;
and ev'ry door is shut but one,
and that is mercy's door.
6. There, till the dear Deliv'rer come,
I'll wait with humble prayer;
and when he calls his exile home,
the Lord shall find me there.
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 252.