They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight; they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
So often we wait until the time of trouble to seek you and ask for your help. I want to seek you now, declare my utter helplessness without you, and ask for your help every day--sunshine or rain.
Be near, O God, in our distress.
Every need, O Lord, would you address?
Children away and children near;
Doubts within, outside there is fear.
Troubles at home,
and trials so far away.
We need you now;
We need you this day.
Come Holy Spirit and fill this place.
Bring a calmness to every face.
Open our mouths that we may sing;
As into our chaos, your peace––you bring.