God who knows our darkest moments

God who knows our darkest moments

meets us in our brokenness:

walks beside us as a whisper,

holds our pain in his caress.

God, who leads through shadowed valleys,

where death’s bleakness dims our sight,

speaks a peace beyond our knowing,

floods our anguish with his light.


Far beyond our grief’s horizon,

as Creation holds its breath:

Love Divine, revealed in Jesus,

tears apart the chains of death.

Servant son and humble healer,

by your cross and life laid down

you have carried all our suff'ring

and you wear the victor's crown.


Lift us up, now, risen Saviour

to the place where mercy plays,

where our broken hopes and heartache

find their healing in your gaze.

This is love, that God has saved us!

This is love, that Christ has died!

We rejoice that love has conquered

and has drawn us to your side.


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If sung with Dim Ond Iesu the CCLI song number is 7069448

If sung with any other tune the CCLI song number is 7069447

Treorchy Male Choice singing two verses of this hymn on a BBC Songs of Praise programme to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster in October 1966.

My father-in-law, the Rev Irving Penberthy, was a guest on the programme. He was the Methodist minister in the village and worked tirelessly to rebuild the community afterwards.