1. Can it be right for me to go
On in this dark, uncertain way?
Say, I believe, and yet not know
Whether my sins are put away?
I will no longer doubt Thee, O Lord!
I will forever rest in Thy Word.
2. Can it be right in doubt to wait,
Wait for the day that tries the heart,
Ere I shall learn what is my state,
Fearing the Judge should say, Depart? [Refrain]
3. Can it be right such loads to bear,
While He says, Come, I’ll give you rest?
Bidding me cast on Him my care,
Leaning in love, upon His breast. [Refrain]
4. Can it be right to doubt His pow’r,
Both to forgive and vanquish sin?
Even in trials of darkest hour,
Can not His love give peace within? [Refrain]
5. Can it be right no soul to seek,
Lest I should prove unfit to guide?
Can He not teach my tongue to speak,
Will He not ample strength provide? [Refrain]
6. Can it be right with such a Lord,
Even to dread the hour of death?
Waiting in faith the great reward,
Calmly I’ll yield my dying breath. [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #742
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|The Cyber Hymnal #742||Can It Be Right?||Can it be right for me to go||[Can it be right for me to go]||Arthur Tappan Pierson, 1837-1911||<cite>Gospel Hymns No. 3</cite>, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (Chicago, Illinois: John Church & Co., 1878), number 48|