Christ My Song - 628
Lord, my weak thought in vain would climb - Unfaltering trust (Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"How unsearchable are his judgments!" (Romans 11,33)
2. But weaker yet that thought must prove
to search thy great eternal plan, –
thy sovereign counsels, born of love,
long ages ere the world began.
3. When my dim reason would demand
why that, or this, thou dost ordain,
by some vast deep I seem to stand,
whose secrets I must ask in vain.
4. When doubts disturb my troubled breast,
and all is dark as night to me,
here as on solid rock I rest,
that so it seemeth good to thee.
5. Be this my joy, that evermore
thou rulest all things at thy will;
thy sovereign wisdom I adore,
and calmly, sweetly, trust thee still.
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 19-20.