1 I’ve been longing that the shadows
All might pass away.
Deeming not that I could send them
Speeding on their way.
Now, I bid you go, My children
You whom I have made!
Give your place to Heav’n-born treasures
That can cast no shade.
2 What are these, my new-found blessings?
Strength, and joy, and love;
Peace and rest in simply doing
The sweet will of God.
All my longing, my repining,
Lord, I yield to Thee.
Lo! my sun is brightly shining,
All my shadows flee!
Display Title: I've Been Longing That The ShadowsFirst Line: I’ve been longing that the shadowsTune Title: I OBEYAuthor: Ellen M. DyerMeter: 85.85 DSource: Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy (Jackson, Minn.: Pluma M. Brown, 1897)