A Lifting Up

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God.”  Psalm 42:11

(also Psalm 42:5; 43:5)

Note:  This song was penned by Horatio G. Spafford in 1873.  His wife and four daughters crossed the Atlantic and their ship was involved in a collision.  His wife telegraphed him upon reaching the destination, “Saved alone.”  Later, during his own voyage across, his ship passed the area where he lost his daughters.  This song was written during that voyage.  (See CyberHymnal for all the lyrics to this song.)

Whatever our trials, remember that God is good.  All the time. (Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19)