In every trial and every test
We must remember, God knows best

Thank you for the fire
Thank you for the flood
Thank you for each storm of life
for thy Grace and Jesus' blood

True faith is always tested
As Job & Noah learned
After floods of trouble crested
and the raging fires burned

True faith stands all the brighter
made better by the flame
the dross now gone, we're lighter
and this world in not the same

Our heart is nearer heaven
As God brought good from pain
purged of sin and leaven
after tempest, mercy came

Ingimar DeRidder