Christ My Song - 1893
What is our sweetest joy? - To a Fellow Traveller
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
To a Fellow Traveller.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on thee,
because he trusteth in thee."
1. What is our sweetest joy?
beloved companion! say;
what our delightful, best employ,
untiring, free from all alloy,
in this dark cloudy day?
To speak together of our home,
looking for him who soon will come. PDF - Midi
2. Where do our spirits find
refreshment and repose?
When heart to heart, and mind to mind,
we search those records God designed
to medicine all our woes;
and feel, as bright its pages shine,
each line was traced by Love divine.
3. We look on all around
as soon to disappear;
we listen to the tempest's sound,
as wildly now it sweeps around,
without an anxious fear;
we hear a voice amidst its swell
which whispers – "All will soon be well!"
4. Yes, soon the Lord will come;
then will all troubles cease;
earth's kingdoms will his own become;
proud antichrist will meet his doom,
all will be joy and peace:
these very storms prepare his way,
and usher in that glorious day.
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 61-62.