Face Toward the Light

Christian, learn this lesson

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Christian, learn this lesson] (Geibel)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christian, learn this lesson:
Thro’ the darkest night,
Look beyond the shadows,
And face t’ward the light!

Facing t’ward the light,
Guarded by his might,
Step by step go onward,
Facing t’ward the light!

2 In the time of trouble,
Walk by faith, not sight,
In the days of sadness,
Just face t’ward the light! [Chorus]

3 Hold God’s hand, take courage!
Stars shine in the night,
You can never stumble,
Facing t’ward the light! [Chorus]

Source: Songs for Work and Worship #19

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christian, learn this lesson
Title: Face Toward the Light
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Facing toward the light
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain



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Men's Gospel Quartets #37

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Songs for Work and Worship #19

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The Master's Call #31

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