Ken Johnson - "The Upper Window" - Hymn - 2005

Tune: "So Strange It Seems and Wondrous" #359

When God spake unto Noah and told him, "Build the Ark"
The Lord knew well the vessel would cheerless be and dark.
So God said, "Build a window that looks up towards the sky,
That when it's dark and lonely, you'll see Me standing by."

Refrain:
The storms will come, but fear not, O Pilgrim, I am nigh,
Just keep on looking upward; you'll see Me standing by.

It may be that affliction will rack and rend your frame,
Until your mortal body is seared with fevered flame,
But do not be discouraged; just lift your tear-dimmed eye
And through the upper window, you'll see Me standing by.

Perhaps you'll suffer losses, like houses, lands and gold,
And you will feel you're homeless and penniless and old,
But sweetest peace and comfort will lift your painful sigh
When through the upper window you'll see Me standing by.

It may be that bereavement will take a loved one dear,
A soul that brought you gladness, real happiness and cheer,
But it will cheer your sad heart when loved ones from you fly,
When through the upper window you'll see Me standing by.

(Hymn from Ken Johnson)