“I saw the opening maw of hell,
With endless pains and sorrows there; Which none but they that feel can tell—
Oh, I was plunging to despair.
“In black distress, I called my God, When I could scarce believe him mine,
He bowed his ear to my complaints— No more the whale did me confine.
“With speed he flew to my relief,
As on a radiant dolphin borne;
Awful, yet bright, as lightning shone The face of my Deliverer God.
“My songs forever shall record
That terrible, that joyful hour;
I give the glory to my God,
His all the mercy and the power.”
Reminded me of Jonah who was in the fish belly for 3 days.