The Darkness Around Seems More Thick


The darkness around seems more thick than of yore,
The battle is sterner, the contest is sore,
And ne’er has the foe been more active before,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ’tis now.

I often have known what it was in the past,
My burdens and sorrows upon Him to cast,
His arm so almighty must still hold me fast,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ’tis now.

So many I love have been laid to their rest,
And often with sorrow my heart is opprest,
I fly to the shelter of His loving breast,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ’tis now.

The coldness around is like frost and like snow,
But He can at once set my heart all aglow,
Tis only His love that can warm me I know,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ’tis now.

And oh what a wonder He’s needing me too,
I ne’er for a moment without Him can do,
And daily I find it increasingly true,
If ever I needed my Saviour, ’tis now.