I wept and You heard me
I cried out and You helped me
I knew no rest, only loss; to You
O LORD, I stretched my hands:
“I have no words
No pleas to offer
The wind is strong
My breath is gone
There is the desert
Where there’s no succor
Here is the sea
Where I will drown
Unless You come
The world will take
The life you own.”
So I cried and in love You answered
You came down from Heaven’s splendor
Down, down, down as it was written,
Born of virgin, clothed in flesh.
From cords of death You unbound me
Shedding Your blood to release me
Nailed to a cross my guilt You bore for me
From the grave rising my life You saved.
Now I stand on solid ground
Upon the Rock You set me on
All the darkness flees before me
As with Your light I abound.
Like a deer upon Your holy mountain
New heights of glory I can see
Though rising waters still pursue me
Lord, my eyes are set on Thee.
Come, then, Jesus, as once before
You came Your children to deliver
Now return and never leave us
On that Day when all floods cease.
image credit: Gersom Clark