Can it be right for me to go

Can it be right for me to go

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

Pierson, Arthur Tappan, D.D., was born in New York city, March 6, 1837, and educated at Hamilton College. He entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1830, and was pastor successively in Binghampton and in Waterford, New York, and Fort Street, Detroit; his last charge being the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. (Duffield's English Hymns, 1886, p. 576.) Dr. Pierson's hymns include:— 1. Once I was dead in sin. Praise for Salvation. 2. The Gospel of Thy grace. The Love of God in Christ. 3. To Thee, O God [Lord], we raise. Divine Beneficence. 4. With harps and with viols there stand a great throng. The New Song. Of these hymns, No. 3 is in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, and the Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Can it be right for me to go
Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Refrain First Line: I will no longer doubt thee



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