When Thou Passest Through the Waters

“Do you feel your heart discouraged as you pass along the way?
Does there seem to be more darkness than there is of sunny day?
It is hard to learn the lesson, as we pass beneath the rod,
That the sunshine and the shadow serve alike the will of God.
But to me there comes a promise, like the promise of the bow,
That however deep the waters, they shall never overflow.

“When the flesh is worn and weary and the spirit is depressed,
When temptation comes upon you like a storm on ocean’s breast,
There’s a haven ever ready for the tempest-driven bird,
There is shelter for the tempted in the promise of His Word;
For the standard of the Spirit shall be raised against the foe,
And however deep the waters, they shall never overflow.

“When sorrow comes upon you that no other soul can share,
And the burden seems too heavy for the human heart to bear,
There is One whose grace can comfort if you’ll give Him an abode,
There’s a Burden-bearer ready if you’ll trust Him with your load;
For the precious promise reaches to the depth of human woe,
That however deep the waters, they shall never overflow.

“When the sands of life are ebbing and I near dark Jordan’s shore,
When I see the billows rising and I hear the waters roar,
I’ll reach out my hand to Jesus, in His bosom I will hide;
It will only be a moment ‘till I reach the other side.
It is then the fullest meaning of the promise I shall know:
“When thou passest through the waters they shall never overflow.”
– Henry Crowell

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