7527. Within the Maddening Maze of Things

1. 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!

2. 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.

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

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

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

Text Information
First Line: Within the maddening maze of things
Title: Within the Maddening Maze of Things
Author: John G. Whittier (1867)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: "The Eternal Goodness," 1867
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Al­ter­nate tune: ST. FLAVIAN, Day’s Psal­ter, 1563
Tune Information
Name: SONG 67 (Gibbons)
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1623)
Arranger: Henry T. Smart, 1813-1879
Meter: CM
Incipit: 15345 66551 67761
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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