Christ My Song - 965
Jesus, my Saviour! look on me - A Song in the Night
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
A Song in the Night.
"Looking unto Jesus." (Hebrews 12,2)
1. Jesus, my Saviour! look on me,
for I am weary and oppressed;
I come to cast my soul on thee:
Thou art my rest.
2. Look down on me, for I am weak;
I feel the toilsome journey's length;
thine aid omnipotent I seek:
thou art my strength.
3. I am bewildered on my way;
dark and tempestuous is the night;
oh shed thou forth some cheering ray!
Thou art my light.
4. Why feel I desolate and lone?
Thy praises should my thoughts employ;
thy presence can pour gladness down:
thou art my joy.
5. When the accuser flings his darts
I look to thee – my terrors cease –
thy cross a hiding-place imparts:
thou art my peace.
6. Vain is all human help for me;
I dare not trust an earthly prop;
my sole reliance is on thee:
thou art my hope.
7. Full many a conflict must be fought,
but shall I perish, shall I yield?
Is that bright motto given for nought,
"Thou art my shield?"
8. Standing alone on Jordan's brink
in that tremendous latest strife,
thou wilt not suffer me to sink:
thou art my life.
9. Thou wilt my every want supply
e'en to the end, whate'er befall;
through life, in death, eternally,
thou art my all.
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 73-74.