Sunday, June 13, 2010

Where Joy and Sorrow Meet

I know the many of you will relate to this beautiful song. It has long been a favorite, and one often attendant upon my life at various junctions. When the road is rough and steep, the joy remains. In fact, it trumps sorrow every time!

There’s a place of quiet stillness ‘tween the light and shadows reach

Where the hurting and the hopeless seek everlasting peace
Words of men and songs of angels whisper comfort bittersweet
Mending grief and life eternal where joy and sorrow meet

There is a place where hope remains
In crowns of thorns and crimson stains
And tears that fall on Jesus’ feet
Where joy and sorrow meet

There’s a place the lost surrender and the weary will retreat
Full of grace and mercy tender in times of unbelief
For the wounded there is healing, strength is given to the weak
Broken hearts find love redeeming where joy and sorrow meet

There’s a place of thirst and hunger where the roots of faith grow deep
And there is rain and rolling thunder when the road is rough and steep
There is hope in desperation there is victory in defeat
at the cross of restoration where joy and sorrow meet.


14 comments:

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

I haven't heard this song! Wow. I'm so very glad you shared the words here. I'm blessed to read them and have re-read them a couple of times already. Beautiful words.

Diana said...

Thank you for a beautiful share this morning.

cindy said...

Love this song. I have heard it before but it was with a different tune??

Debbie said...

What a beautiful song and lyrics! It is one I'm not familiar with but I'm going to save it on my favorites at YouTube.

I wanted to say that I love the new look to your blog. The wider post space makes it easy to read. Your welcome is so Kathleen; love it.

I was writing so much this morning in the beautiful journal that you gave me as a gift. Believe me, it is getting much use and I'm so appreciative.

I am going to miss you so much Kathleen when you move. However, I'm so thankful for the time we've had to spend together in person.

Love you much,
Debbie

Karen said...

Beautiful message in song...I have never heard this one before either....

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful song... thanks for sharing! I already downloaded it off of iTunes. :)

God bless!

Rita said...

What a beautiful message of hope at the feet of Jesus! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Lange said...

How refreshing. Thank you.

skoots1mom said...

our sermon today was centered on the 'deep roots' that are needed in Christianity rather than the shallow, less-studied path...
thanks!!!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I missed church this morning, I kept my cold and my germs at home. Thanks for the moment of worship!

Blessings
R

Carla Gade said...

Praise God for the joy in the bittersweetness of life.

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful lyrics. So comforting at this hurtful times for so many. God bless you sister.

Beth E. said...

What a beautiful song...I can see why it's a favorite! Thanks so much for sharing it, Sassy.

Hugs,
Beth
P.S. How's the packing coming along?

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Wow! Praise YOU Jesus! Amen!