508Isaiah 40:27-31CM
O WHY do mournful thoughts arise,
   And why is courage low?
Should earthly trials, and Satan’s wiles,
    Cause all our joy to go?
2  Do we forget the mighty name
    That formed the earth and sky?
And can an all-creating arm
    Grow weary or decay?
3  Treasures of everlasting might
    In our Jehovah dwell;
He gives the conquest to the weak,
    And sends their foes to hell.
4  Mere mortal power shall fade and die,
    And youthful vigour cease;
But we who wait upon the Lord
    Shall feel our strength increase.
5  God’s saints shall mount on eagles’ wings,
    And taste the promised bliss,
Till their unwearied feet arrive
    Where perfect pleasure is.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748‡