458. Give to the Winds Your Fears

1 Give to the winds your fears,
Hope, and be undismayed;
God hears your sighs and counts your tears,
God shall lift up your head,
Through waves and clouds and storms
He gently clears the way;
Wait for His time, so shall the night
Soon end in joyous day.

2 Still heavy is your heart?
Still sink your spirits down?
Cast off the weight, let fear depart,
And every care be gone.
He everywhere has sway
And all things serve His mind;
His every act pure blessing is,
His path unsullied light.

3 Far, far above your thought
His counsel shall appear,
When fully He the work has wrought
That caused your needless fear.
Leave to His sovereign will
To choose and to command:
With wonder filled, you then shall own
How wise, how strong His hand.


Text Information
First Line: Give to the winds your fears
Title: Give to the Winds Your Fears
Original Language: German
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Translator: John Wesley
Publication Date: 1989
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Give to the winds your fears]
Composer: George J. Elvey
Key: E♭ Major

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