Though Shadows Perplex Me


Tho’ shadows perplex me, and dark is my sky,
Tho’ trials may vex me, I do not ask why;
Content with the knowing that Christ is my guide,
His watchfulness showing whatever betide.

Refrain:
Oh, Jesus knows best, and the end He can see,
He wisely has hidden the future from me;
The meaning of all things will come by and by,
And tho’ I may wonder, I do not ask why.

Tho’ friends should deceive me, and fortune should fly,
Thou sorrows may grieve me, I do not ask why;
For oh, in its sweetness one voice I can hear,
In blessed completeness, my Saviour is near. [Refrain]

Tho’ earthly ambition nor talent have I,
Nor honored position, I do not ask why;
I know that He chooses my changes to bless,
I know that He uses the good I possess. [Refrain]

I’m saved by His merit, none other have I,
His grace I inherit, I do not ask why;
I know that He holds me as dear in His sight,
And now He enfolds me, and leads me aright. [Refrain]