Not Down, but Through

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When thou passest through the waters,
Deep the waves may be and cold:
But Jehovah is our Refuge,
And His promise is our hold.
For the Lord Himself hath said it;
He the faithful God and true:
“When thou passest through the waters,
Thou shalt not go down, but through.”
Seas of sorrows, seas of trials,
Bitterest anguish, fiercest pain;
Rolling surges of temptation,
Sweeping over heart and brain.
They shall never overflow us,
For we know His Word is true,
And the waves and all the billows,
He will safely lead us through.
Threatening breakers of destruction,
Doubts insidious undertow
Shall not sink us, shall not drag us,
Out to ocean depths of woe.
For His promise shall sustain thee,
Praise the Lord whose word is true,
We shall not go down, nor under;
For He saith, “Thou passest through.”