17 They have surrounded me all the day like water; they have compassed me about together. 18 Lover and associate hast thou put far from me: my familiar friends are darkness.
Thy cross, blest Lord! what unsearched depths of love
Are told, when God's sharp judgement-sword awoke!
And, darkness all around, from Him above
On Thee, O Saviour, fell the dreadful stroke!