World Day of Prayer


Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk

Zimbabwe
It has been noted

It has been noted

It has been noted that a lot of our favourite hymns are written by someone who is going through, or has gone through, some personal trial. Now, it’s our turn – we are going through a world-wide trial. Thankfully, it seems we may be coming out the other side. This hymn acknowledges that there will be troubles, but it is also full of hope…green pastures are up ahead, dark clouds of worry and grief will be behind us, hope is immeasurable and our path to life is free because Jesus not only ‘has our treasure’ but is our treasure and, best of all, HE WALKS WITH US. Hallelujah!

 

1   In heavenly love abiding,
no change my heart shall fear;
and safe is such confiding,
for nothing changes here:
the storm may roar without me,
my heart may low be laid;
but God is round about me,
and can I be dismayed?

2   Wherever he may guide me,
no want shall turn me back;
my shepherd is beside me,
and nothing can I lack:
his wisdom ever waketh,
his sight is never dim;
he knows the way he taketh,
and I will walk with him.

3   Green pastures are before me,
which yet I have not seen;
bright skies will soon be o’er me,
where the dark clouds have been:
my hope I cannot measure,
my path to life is free;
my Saviour has my treasure,
and he will walk with me.

Anna Laetitia Waring (1823-1910