1. We are pressed on every side; unable to find a way out;
Persecuted and cast down;
Every suffering in our natural man is another opportunity
For our inner man to develop and be renewed.
So we do not lose heart though our outer man is decaying;
We do not lose heart for our inner man is being renewed day by day;
And we do not regard the temporary things which are seen
But the things which are not seen which are eternal.
2. Nourish me, Lord, in my sufferings with a fresh supply;
Renew me day by day with resurrection life.
Every suffering in my natural man is another opportunity
For Your life and resurrection to be released.
We are pressed on every side; (but not constricted)
Unable to find a way out; (still with a way out)
Persecuted (but not abandoned)
And cast down (but not destroyed)
For our momentary lightness of affliction works out for us
More and more surpassingly an eternal weight of glory.
But the things which are not seen—which are eternal,
Which are eternal,
Which are eternal.