1. Within the maddening maze of things,
When tossed by storm and flood,
To one fixed trust my spirit clings;
I know that God is good!
2. 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.
3. I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.
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 what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7527
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|The Cyber Hymnal #7527||Within the Maddening Maze of Things||Within the maddening maze of things||SONG 67 (Gibbons)||John G. Whittier||CM||"The Eternal Goodness," 1867|