Thou art my God: Thy Spirit is good.@Psalm 143:10
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John G. Whittier (1807-1892)

John G. Whittier, from his poem The Eternal Goodness, 1867.

Song 67 (Gibbons) Orlando Gibbons, 1623; arranged by Henry T. Smart (1813-1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Within the maddening maze of things,
When tossed by storm and flood,
To one fixed trust my spirit clings;
I know that God is good!

No offering of my own I have,
Nor works my faith to prove;
I can but give the gifts He gave,
And plead His love for love.

I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.

And so beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from Him can come to me
On ocean or on shore.

I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies.