Christ My Song - 598
Let me call nothing dark or ill - Transformed darkness
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
2. That name lights up the thickest gloom,
all my base fears its sweetness shames.
Let nothing then displease my soul,
in which I read that name of names.
3. Let God come near, and all is well;
his presence cheers my roughest road;
and nothing shall depress my heart,
in which I read the love of God.
4. Come life or death, come tears or smiles,
let me still trust and not despair;
I shrink not from the stormiest cloud,
if but the joy of God be there.
Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 163-164.