Scripture Verse

They came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees. Exodus 15:27

Introduction

Words: Jane F. Crewd­son, A Lit­tle While, and Oth­er Po­ems (Man­ches­ter, Eng­land: 1864).

Music: Crewd­son Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Crewd­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

I’ve found a joy in sorrow, a secret balm for pain,
A beautiful tomorrow of sunshine after rain;
I’ve found a branch of healing near every bitter spring;
A whispered promise stealing o’er every broken string,
A whispered promise stealing o’er every broken string.

I’ve found a glad hosanna for every woe and wail;
A handful of sweet manna when grapes of Eschol fail;
I’ve found a Rock of Ages when desert wells are dry;
And, after weary stages, I’ve found an Elim nigh,
And, after weary stages, I’ve found an Elim nigh.

An Elim with its coolness, its fountains, and its shade;
A blessing in its fullness, when buds of promise fade;
O’er tears of soft contrition I’ve seen a rainbow light,
A glory and fruition, so near! yet out of sight,
A glory and fruition, so near! yet out of sight.

My Savior, Thee possessing, I have the joy, the balm,
The healing and the blessing, the sunshine and the psalm;
The promise for the fearful, the Elim for the faint,
The rainbow for the tearful, the glory for the saint!
The rainbow for the tearful, the glory for the saint!