Christ My Song - 2073
Though thou slay me, I will trust - Faith
(John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him." (Job 13,15)
2. Though thou seem to turn away,
I will nearer to thee stay;
though thy silence wound me sore,
I will weary thee the more.
3. Though thy face I cannot see,
well I know 'tis turned to me;
though the cloud exclude its light,
well I know its beams are bright.
4. Though the children's bread denied,
still I linger by thy side;
though thy fullness thou refuse,
still the crumbs I may not lose.
5. Any sorrow I can bear,
save the sorrow of despair,
anything thou ask'st resign,
save the bliss of being thine.
6. Nothing that mine eyes can see
shall disturb my Faith in thee;
love to trust can well afford,
wait the leisure of the Lord!
John S. B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1877, 37-38.
Hymn title from the index, page 173.