Arise, arise thy sadness.
Thy cares send far away.
Away each thought
that on the heart doth prey.
Not in thy hands the guidance
of all events doth dwell.
God on his throne o’er ruleth.
He guideth all things well.

He’s left no room, no room for fear.
No room, no room for fear.
Who trusts in God in heav’n above,
He’s left no room, no room for fear.

Then hope my feeble spirit
and be thou undismayed.
God helps in every trial
and makes thee unafraid.
Await God’s time with pleasure,
then shall thine eyes behold,
The sun of joy and gladness,
his final plan unfold.

Thy way and all thy sorrows,
give them into his hand.
His gracious care unfailing
who doth the heav’ns command.
Their course and path he giveth
to clouds and air and wind.
A way thy feet may follow,
He too for thee will send.

  • By Paul Frantsen
    Adapted from “Thy Way and All Thy Sadness” by P. Gerhardt, 1656
    © 2000 Cross the Sky Ministries


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6


Song Info

  • If you notice the original author of this song, you’ll see that it has a long history. Beautiful lyrics set to a new tune, it fits the Surrounded CD theme nicely.