I Will Make the Darkness Light

I will make the darkness light before thee

Author: Charles Price Jones
Tune: [I will make the darkness light before thee]
Published in 23 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I will make the darkness light before thee,
What is wrong I’ll make it right before thee,
All thy battles I will fight before thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down.

Refrain
When thou walkest by the way I’ll lead thee,
On the fatness of the land I’ll feed thee,
And a mansion in the sky I’ll deed thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down.

2 With an everlasting love I’ll love thee,
Though with trials deep and sore I’ll prove thee,
But there’s nothing that can hurt or move thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down. [Refrain]

3 Although Satan in his rage would tear thee,
And with all his winning arts would snare thee,
Even down to thine old age I’ll bear thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down. [Refrain]

4 I will make the darkness light before thee,
I will make the crooked straight before thee,
I will spread my wings protecting o’er thee,
And the high place I’ll bring down. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #121

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will make the darkness light before thee
Title: I Will Make the Darkness Light
Author: Charles Price Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When thou walkest by the way I'll lead thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3175
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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #121

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