He Knows/Thou Passest Through (#158)
He knows it all the winding path,
The sky oercast and gray,
The steepness of the mountainside,
The roughness of the way.
He knows it all the haunting fear,
The doubtings that distress,
The wondrings and perplexities,
And all the strain and stress.
He knows it all each troubled thought,
Each anxious wave of care,
And every burden, every grief,
Or cross that thou dost bear.
He knows it all thy weight of woe,
Thine often tear-dimmed eye,
The stabbing pain, the slow, dull ache,
And sorrows broken cry.
He knows it all you are His child,
Thy wounds He takes by choice.
He gave Himself to bring you home,
So trust Him, and rejoice!
E. Margaret Clarkson
THOU PASSEST THROUGH
When thou passest through the waters
Deep the waves may be and cold,
But Jehovah is our refuge,
And His promise is our hold;
For the Lord Himself hath said it,
He, the faithful God and true:
When thou comest to the waters
Thou shalt not go down, but THROUGH.
Seas of sorrow, seas of trial,
Bitterest anguish, fiercest pain,
Rolling surges of temptation
Sweeping over heart and brain
They shall never overflow us
For we know His Word is true;
All His waves and all His billows
He will lead us safely through.
Threatening breakers of destruction,
Doubts insidious undertow,
Shall not sink us, shall not drag us
Out to ocean depths of woe;
For His promise shall sustain us,
Praise the Lord, whose Word is true!
We shall not go down, or under,
For He saith, Thou passest THROUGH.
Annie Johnson Flint