When Troubles come
O Lord, it’s in your strength I rejoice,
And in your salvation that I’m blessed.
You have answered my hearts desire,
Your ears have heard my soul’s request.
Precious treasures you have given me;
You have wrapped me in a cloak of love.
I cried out from deaths door and you came,
Grace answered with mercy from above.
O Lord, splendor and majesty you bestow;
In your salvation your mighty glory shines.
You have smiled on me, and I am blessed,
It is upon your holy word this child dines.
My old heart now jumps with in me,
I dance like a young boy giddy and light.
I shall not be moved, I trust the Lord,
His love guards me through the night.
I will sing praises of your love and power;
My heart rejoices and my soul is at peace.
In times of great trial, when troubles come,
I’ll rest assured that your love will never cease.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 19 August 2015