Edward Waters         Bard of the Grey Wind

The Hope That Comes From You

A Song by Edward Waters
(Copyright © May 1983)

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I walk out my front door into a world that's full of grief,
And what few smiles men wear seem born of blindness or deceit.
But when in weaker moments I would do as others do,
I hear a Voice behind me telling me the way that's true.[1]

In these troubled times men search for hope where they may,
But I will only put my trust, Lord, in the words You say;[2]
For, oh!  the man that has no hope but the hope that comes from You!
How blessed is that man,[3] because his hopes will all come true!

Often I can feel temptation creeping up within;
My old and wicked nature tries to draw me back again.
But I must not despair, nor grow weary from the fight;
The Spirit of my God is my Source of victorious might![4]

In these troubled times men search for hope where they may,
But I will only put my trust, Lord, in the words You say;
For, oh!  the man that has no hope but the hope that comes from You!
How blessed is that man, because his hopes will all come true!

Now, I don't pretend to know how soon my Saviour will return,
But every passing day marks one less day of my sojourn.
And every time I step outside I look up to the skies.
One day when I look up, oh!  what a sight will meet my eyes![5]

No more troubled times for all those covered by Your grace![6]
At last we'll hear the word of God while looking on Your face![7]
And every man who had no hope but the hope that came from You --
How blessed will he be, because his hopes will have come true!

[1]  Isaiah 30.20-21

[5]  Acts 1.11 

[2]  Deuteronomy 8.3

[6]  Revelation 21.3-5

[3]  Psalm 146.5 

[7]  I Corinthians 13.12

[4]  John 14.15-17

 

             

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