~In the Darkness of Night, New Mercies we will Sing~
The joy that I once knew
Is swallowed up by sorrow
As the darkness of night
Blinds my hope for tomorrow.
Weariness has taken up residence
Where my strength to fight once flourished
Though many are at ease all around us
Our comfort and peace have vanished.
Oh Lord, you say that you see
The tears of your sons and daughters
Carrying the heavy laden
Bearing all their sorrows.
To whom else can we run
When the weight of the world crashes ‘round
To what else can we cling
But your promises to be found.
You’re the Father who gives manna
And parts the raging seas
Binding up the brokenhearted
Giving strength to feeble knees.
You’re with us in the waiting
When confusion and pain abound
Where earthly hopes have faded
Only the sweetness of your presence to be found.
May the light of your goodness
Burst through the darkness
Giving strength to the weary
And hope to the hopeless.
Though the night may be long
Our broken selves we will bring
Trusting the day is coming
When new mercies we will sing.