1 Do you ever feel down-hearted or discouraged?
Do you ever think your work is all in vain?
Do the burdens thrust upon you make you tremble,
And you fear that you shall ne’er the vict’ry gain?
Have faith in God, the sun will shine,
Though dark the clouds may be today;
His heart has planned your path and mine;
Have faith in God, have faith alway.
2 Darkest night will always come before the dawning,
Silver linings shine on God’s side of the cloud;
All your journey He has promis’d to be with you,
Naught has come to you but what His love allow’d. [Refrain]
3 God is mighty! He is able to deliver;
Faith can victor be in ev’ry trying hour;
Fear, and care, and sin, and sorrow be defeated
By our faith in God’s almighty, conqu’ring pow’r. [Refrain]
Born: 1865, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Died: March 19, 1935, Nyack, New York.
Stephens joined the Salvation Army in New York’s 3 Corps in 1890. She helped edit The War Cry, and worked on the training home staff and in the Candidates Department. Around 1897, she began serving as song leader and pianist at the Gospel Tabernacle with Albert Simpson. Two years later, she helped found the Eighth Avenue Mission, and in 1902 married Harold Stephens (later pastor of the Parkdale Alliance Tabernacle in Toronto, Canada). For the next two and half decades she and her husband were traveling evangelists in America, Canada and Britain. He… Go to person page >