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Through Desert land

While plodding through the desert land

Translator: Anna P. Williams (2017); Versifier: Richard W. Adams (2017)
Tune: LOUELLA
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 While plodding through the desert land,
Is all you see but mirage and sand?
Has God hid His face, forgotten His child?
The living water gone with His smile?

2 The long years stretch on, the sun burning down,
The burden so heavy, and hard the ground;
As strength starts to fail and dark fears arise,
You question His promise, tears fill your eyes.

3 You think life is o’er, you can’t carry on,
Your footsteps on fire, and strength is gone;
But only believe: your fear will take wings,
The sand turn to pools, and life giving springs!

4 The Word of God speaks, put down your despair:
"I always am with you, as close as prayer;
My love watches o’er you, still ever the same,
And he who believes, shall never know shame."

5 So cast your burden on the Lord;
Your God will sustain you and help afford;
He will not abandon faith to the grave,
Fear not, He is able, mighty to save.

6 It never was o’er—God does not forsake;
Mirage gives way to sparkling lake!
What God has promised, that will He do:
The blessing of Heaven rains down anew.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11158

Translator: Anna P. Williams

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Versifier: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While plodding through the desert land
Title: Through Desert land
HUngarian Title: És Tóvá Lesz a Délibáb
Translator: Anna P. Williams (2017)
Versifier: Richard W. Adams (2017)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11158
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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