Christ My Song - 996
When earth's supports and comforts fail - Look Upward
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help." (Psalm 121,1)
1. When earth's supports and comforts fail,
when shadows lengthen o'er the vale,
when those who loved us fall asleep,
and leave us still to watch and weep;
then grasp the hope so freely given,
then turn from earth and look to heaven! PDF - Midi
2. When still where'er the eye is cast
it meets a lone and dreary waste,
and, stripped of all its Summer leaves,
Life's wilderness thy spirit grieves;
then to Faith's eye new worlds are given:
oh turn from earth and look to heaven!
3. His hand whose guidance cannot err,
thy Father, Saviour, Comforter,
he, whom thine heartfelt praises bless,
guides, guards thee through the wilderness:
and hourly cordials shall be given,
till earth shall be exchanged for heaven!
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 108.