Tender and sincere, this hymn text conveys comfort and peace to those facing difficulties. Found in many hymnals, it has long brought comfort during trials and sadness. "Some through the water, some through the flood, some through the fire but all through the blood. Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song, in the night season and all the day long." Jay Rouse has given us a worshipful masterpiece of beauty. The traditional melody has been preserved, while a stunning piano accompaniment lends voice and texture to the lovely tapestry of choral writing. In His infinite wisdom, it is through great sorrow that God provides the sweetest song.