Trust

Father, I cannot see the light

Author: Egerton Raymond
Tune: [Father, I cannot see the light]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father, I can not see the light,
The way is dreary;
Around me hang the clouds of night,
Shutting all beauty from my sight:
I can not see the path of right—
Father, I’m weary.

2 I have no one to show the way,
None to uphold me,
For all, with me have gone astray:
I walk alone from day to day,
With no strong, trusting arm to stay,
None to enfold me.

3 Father, help me in Thee to trust,
For Thou canst guide me,
I know Thy ways, that they are just,
Thou know’st I’m but a child of dust;
And when beset by earthly lust,
My Father, hide me.

4 Whene’er to Thee for aid I fly,
Oh, be Thou near me!
Look on me with a pitying eye,
A refuge be when danger’s nigh,
And when o’ercome, to Thee I cry,
My Father, hear me.

5 When ’round me hang the shades of night,
Thou’lt not forsake me;
When earth is fading from my sight,
Let burst a flood of golden light,
From out those gates of glory bright,
And thither take me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13923

Author: Egerton Raymond

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Text Information

First Line: Father, I cannot see the light
Title: Trust
Author: Egerton Raymond
Meter: 8.5.8.8.8.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13923
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13923

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