Just When it Is Dark Enough

Ever abiding in His love, I am content

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Ever abiding in his love, I am content]
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1 Ever abiding in his love, I am content;
Even a moment from his side is banishment;
Never a moment from his presence would I be,
Knowing that he is ever leading me.

His guiding hand shall ever lead me on
Thro' darkest night unto the welcome dawn;
When sore distressed, because the way is rough,
His love shines bright as stars at night,
Just when it is dark enough.

2 Sorrows of life shall never bear my spirit down;
Tenderest love for mourners doth his judgment crown;
Safely beneath the shelt'ring wings of love I'll rest,
Leaning upon my blessed Savior's breast. [Refrain]

3 Heavenly guides about us gather, day by day,
Leading us onward through the dark and rugged way,
Bringing us safely through the darkness into light,
Tho' we had doubted in the gloomy night. [Refrain]

4 Blessed are they who trust the Lord along life's way;
Blessed are they who look to him in faith each day;
Trusting him when the shadows gather dark as night;
Trusting him still to lead unto the light. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #102

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ever abiding in His love, I am content
Title: Just When it Is Dark Enough
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: His guiding hand shall ever lead me on
Copyright: Public Domain


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