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11286. When In Thy Courts I Stand

1 Both weak and blind, dear Lord, I am,
For now Thy face I cannot see;
But I can hear Thy gentle voice
Speak words of love to me.

O some day I shall see,
And some day clasp Thy hand;
Yes, some day see Thy face,
When in Thy courts I stand.

2 But I can feel Thy gentle touch,
And I can read Thy blessèd word,
And with Thy mighty, throbbing love
My lonely heart is stirred. [Refrain]

3 Till then, dear Lord, but lead me on,
And guide me in the better way,
Lest, groping in the darkness here,
My feet should go astray. [Refrain]

4 And when at last my journey’s o’er,
Earth’s heavy burdens are laid down,
When tears are changed to pearls of joy,
My cross to jeweled crown. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Both weak and blind, dear Lord, I am
Title: When In Thy Courts I Stand
Author: Effie S. Black (1905)
Refrain First Line: O some day I shall see
Language: English
Source: New songs of the Gospel, No. 2 by J. Lincoln Hall et al. (New York: Hall-Mack, 1905)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Both weak and blind, dear Lord, I am]
Composer: Joseph Lincoln Hall
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Some hymnals show the composer as Arthur Wilton, one of Hall's pseudonyms

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