1 WE thank Thee, Lord, for weary days
When desert springs were dry,
And first we knew what depth of need
Thy love could satisfy.
2 Days when beneath the desert sun,
Along the toilsome road,
O'er roughest ways we walked with One,
That One the Son of God.
3 We thank Thee for that rest in Thee
The weary only know,
That perfect wondrous sympathy
We only learn below.
4 The sweet companionship of One
Who once the desert trod:
The glorious fellowship with One
Upon the throne of God.
5 We know Thee as we could not know
Through heaven's golden years;
We there shall see Thy glorious face ---
Here understand Thy tears!
6 And here in peace, with Thee we go
Where Thou, our Shepherd, trod,
Still, learning through our need below
Depths of the heart of God.