Poetry: When You Walk Through The Waters

(music by Jeff Givens, lyrics by Paul Willis)

When You Walk through the Waters

                                   —Isaiah 43

1

When you walk through the waters,
I will be with you;
and pass through the rivers,
I will be by.
The waves and the currents
shall not overwhelm you;
my hand reaches down,
and my presence is nigh.

(Chorus)

But now says the Lord
    who created his people,
now says the Lord
    who has formed us from dust:
“Do not fear, it is I
    who forever redeems you.
I have called you by name,
    and in me you may trust.”

2

When you stand in the fire
it shall not consume you,
when flames clothe the mountains
and come on the wind.
Though homes turn to ashes,
my word lives forever;
my grace is the household
for all who have sinned.

(Chorus)

3

Though the earth move beneath you,
your footing is steady;
though mountains fall down
and dash into the sea.
My angels shall guard you;
their hands, they will bear you
away from the stone,
they will bear you to me.

                (Chorus)

4

When the four winds are blowing
from all the four corners,
and all the four angels
withhold them no more,
when the earth and the forest
and ocean are seething,
I shall breathe through the storm,
“All is well, evermore.”

               (Chorus)

 

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