327. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow

1 Through the night of doubt and sorrow,
onward goes the pilgrim band,
singing songs of expectation,
marching to the promised land.
Clear before us through the darkness
gleams and burns the guiding light;
pilgrim clasps the hand of pilgrim
stepping fearless through the night.

2 One the light of God's own presence
on the ransomed people shed,
chasing far the gloom and terror,
bright'ning all the path we tread.
One the object of our journey,
one the faith which never tires,
one the earnest looking forward,
one the hope our God inspires.

3 One the strain that lips of thousands
lift as from the heart of one;
one the conflict, one the peril,
one the march in God begun.
One the gladness of rejoicing
On the far eternal shore,
where the one almighty Father
reigns in love forevermore.

4 Onward, therefore, sisters, brothers;
onward, with the cross our aid.
Bear its shame, and fight its battle
till we rest beneath its shade.
Soon shall come the great awaking;
Soon the rending of the tomb!
Then the scatt'ring of all shadows,
and the end of toil and gloom.

Text Information
First Line: Through the night of doubt and sorrow
Title: Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
Original Language: Danish
Translator: Sabine Baring-Gould, 1834-1924 (alt.)
Author: Bernhardt S. Ingemann, 1787-1862
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Lent; Advent; Community in Christ (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: EBENEZER
Composer: Thomas J. Williams, 1869-1944
Arranger: Richard W. Hillert, b. 1923
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: f minor
Copyright: Arr. © 1969 Concordia Publishing House



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