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I've found a joy in sorrow - Pilgrim discoveries
(Jane Crewdson/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Pilgrim discoveries.

1. I've found a joy in sorrow,
  a secret balm for pain,
a beautiful tomorrow
  of sunshine after rain.
I've found a branch of healing
  near every bitter spring;
a whispered promise stealing
  o'er every broken string. (PDF - Midi)

2. I've found a glad hosanna
  for every woe and wail,
a handful of sweet manna
  when grapes from Eshcol fail.
I've found a Rock of Ages
  when desert wells were dry;
and, after weary stages,
  I've found an Elim nigh, –

3. an Elim, with its coolness,
  its fountains, and its shade!
A blessing in its fulness,
  when buds of promise fade!
O'er tears of soft contrition,
  I've seen a rainbow light;
a glory and fruition,
  so near! – yet out of sight.

4. My Saviour! thee possessing,
  I have the joy, the balm,
the healing and the blessing,
  the sunshine and  the psalm;
the promise for the fearful,
  the Elim for the faint,
the rainbow for the tearful,
  the glory for the saint.

Jane Crewdson, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1869, 515-516; Rogers, Charles: Lyra Britannica, 1867, 651-652.

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