thou art good when thou givest,
when thou takest away,
when the sun shines upon me,
when night gathers over me
and in love didst redeem my soul;
in spite of my hard heart, ingratitude, distrust.
leading me through a twisting wilderness,
in retreat helping me to advance.
when beaten back making sure headway
With thee as the blessed Pilot of my future
as of my past.
to the waters ahead.
thou wilt be with me in them;
I shall not drown;
I shall see thy face the sooner;
grant me grace that my faith fail not;
I can make no stipulation;
as a chosen vessel meet always for thy use.