1 Beams of heaven, as I go
through this wilderness below,
guide my feet in peaceful ways,
turn my midnights into days.
When in the darkness I would grope,
faith always sees a star of hope,
and soon from all life's grief and danger
I shall be free someday.
I do not know how long 'twill be,
nor what the future holds for me,
but this I know: if Jesus leads me,
I shall get home someday.
2 Oftentimes my sky is clear,
joy abounds without a tear;
though a day's so bright begun,
clouds may hide tomorrow's sun.
There'll be a day that's always bright,
a day that never yields to night,
and in its light the streets of glory
I shall behold someday. [Refrain]
3 Burdens now may crush me down,
disappointments all around,
troubles speak in mournful sigh,
sorrow through a tear-stained eye.
There is a world where pleasure reigns,
no mourning soul shall roam its plains,
and to that land of peace and glory
I want to go someday. [Refrain]
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #454
|First Line:||Beams of heaven, as I go|
|Author:||Charles Albert Tindley (1905)|
|Meter:||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||I do not know how long 'twill be|