1 I know not what the future has
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death
God’s mercy underlies.
2 And if my heart and flesh are weak
To bear an untried pain,
The bruised reed he will not break,
But strengthen and sustain.
3 No offering of my own I have,
Nor works my faith to prove;
I can but give the gifts he gave,
And plead his love for love.
4 And so beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from him can come to me
On ocean or on shore.
5 I know not where his islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond his love and care.
Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #238