337. Light in Darkness

My Father, when around me spread
I see the shadows of the tomb,
When life’s bright visions droop and fade,
And darkness veils the days to come,—

O, in that anguished hour I turn
With a still trusting heart to Thee,
And holy thoughts arise and burn
Amid that cold, sad destiny!

They fill my soul with heavenly light,
While all around is pain and woe;
And strengthened by them, in Thy sight,
Father, to drink Thy cup I go.

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First Line: My Father, when around me spread
Title: Light in Darkness
Author: Jane Roscoe
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1866
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