Though winter breathes its icy blast
And flowers are no more,
When all around me there is strife,
No sunshine as before...
Though my whole world is shaking,
I don't know what to do,
Still I will kneel before Your throne
And give my praise to You.
For praise can be a sacrifice
When my heart knows no peace,
When I am shaken to the core
And troubles never cease.
But this I know--You are in charge,
In You I safely dwell,
And so this sacrifice I bring
When I would rather yell.
From even evil You bring good
For all who bear Your name,
Your love for us will never end
And we protection claim.
Though praise feels like a sacrifice
On faith we thus put feet,
For praise declares our faith in You
When all appears defeat.