Elizabeth Prentiss wrote these words in a time of deep despair. She had lost 2 young children in quick succession and suffered from insomnia and what would now be called clinical depression. Yet in the midst of this dark time she was able begin the poem that would become the hymn we know so well. Composer Bob Krogstad has framed the words with a new melody and arranger Thomas Grassi has arranged it skillfully. The choral parts are simple, the accompaniment is easily mastered, but the positive results of its presentation in worship will linger.