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Lord, when we have not any light

Lord, when we have not any light

Author: Annie Matheson
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Lord, when we have not any light,
And mothers are asleep;
Then through the stillness of the night,
Thy little children keep.

2. When shadows haunt the quiet room,
Help us to understand
That Thou art with us through the gloom,
To hold us by the hand.

3. And though we do not always see
The holy angels near,
O may we trust ourselves to Thee,
Nor have one foolish fear.

4. So in the morning may we wake,
When wakes the kindly sun,
More loving for our Father’s sake
To each unloving one.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4118

Author: Annie Matheson

Matheson, Annie, eldest daughter of Rev. James Matheson, Congregational Minister, of Nottingham, was born at Blackheath, March, 1853, and resided at Notting Hill, London. She died in 1924. At an early age she showed considerable literary ability, her first hymn, "Jesus, the children are calling," being composed when she was only 13 years old. This hymn, attracting the attention of Dr. George MacDonald, was introduced by him to the notice of the editor of Good Words, who inserted it in that magazine, as a "Hymn by a Child." In 1869 appeared "I am weak and weary, Lord," and from that time Miss Matheson was a frequent contributor to Good Words, Macmillan, The Spectator, St. Nicholas, and other magazines, both English and American. Her illust… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, when we have not any light
Author: Annie Matheson

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