Christ My Song - 989
When passing through deep waters - In Deep Waters
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
In Deep Waters.
"Forasmuch as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves therefore with the same mind." (1 Peter 4,1)
1. When passing through deep waters
of bitter pain and grief,
that sun is veiled which scatters
the clouds of unbelief;
when past sins gather round me
in all their crimson hue,
and foes unseen confound me
with taunts, alas! too true – PDF - Midi
2. when human hopes all whither,
and friends no aid supply;
then whither, Lord, ah whither
can turn my straining eye?
'Mid storms of grief still rougher,
'midst darker, deadlier shade,
that cross, where thou didst suffer,
on Calvary was displayed.
3. On that huge gaze I fasten,
my refuge that I make;
though sorely thou mayst chasten,
thou never canst forsake:
thou on that cross didst languish
ere glory crowned thy head;
and I, through death and anguish,
must be to glory led.
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 232-233.