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Can It Be Right?

Can it be right for me to go

Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Tune: [Can it be right for me to go]
Published in 11 hymnals

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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

Author: Arthur T. Pierson

Rv Arthur Tappan Pierson DD USA 1837-1911. Born at New York City, NY, he professed faith in Christ at age 13 upon attending a Methodist revival meeting. He was educated at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, (1857), and Union Theological Seminary (1869). He married Sarah Frances Benedict in 1860, and they had seven children: Helen, Laura, Louise, Delavan, Farrand, Edith, and Anna. He entered Presbyterian ministry in 1860. He pastored successfully at the Congregational Church, Winsted, CT, (summers of 1859 & 1869), Binghampton, NY (1860-1863), Waterford, NY (1863-1869) Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Detroit, M (1869-1882)I, and at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA (1883-1889), where he ran a missionary training school and de… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Can it be right for me to go
Title: Can It Be Right?
Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will no longer doubt Thee
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #742
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The Cyber Hymnal #742

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