Do you ever feel downhearted or discouraged?

Do you ever feel downhearted or discouraged?

Author: May Agnew Stephens
Tune: [Do you ever feel down-hearted or discouraged]
Published in 21 hymnals

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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?

Refrain:
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]

Source: The Old Story in Song #90

Author: May Agnew Stephens

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 >

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First Line: Do you ever feel downhearted or discouraged?
Author: May Agnew Stephens
Refrain First Line: have faith in God, the sun will shine

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