We thought we knew the way the river went
Until well-laden waters reached the seas -
We thought we saw its fertile green extent
Broadening through fields and valleys, crops and trees.
God had another thought - it suddenly
Dropped seaward in a rushing cataract -
His vision and His wisdom rapidly
Brought it to His broad sea. This was His act.
Within love’s ocean she is now at rest,
Guarded by Him through whom she is asleep;
Since One she trusted and whom she confessed
Endured the anguish of the greatest deep.
And when He comes - her Lord and Lord of all -
She will spring forth in answer to His call.