Believe Ye that He Is Able?

O souls in darkness groping

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [O souls in darkness groping]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O souls in darkness groping,
And longing for the light,
Believe ye that the Saviour
Can give the blind their sight?

O look to Jesus only,
With Him is love and might;
Believe that He is able
To lead you into light.

2 Of old He had compassion,
The Lord of life and love,
And He is “that same Jesus,”
Enthroned in light above. [Refrain]

3 He claims your faith undoubting,
“Believe ye?” is His word;
Was ever voice so tender
By weary mortal heard? [Refrain]

4 And now, that Christ is able
His promise to fulfill,
O cast yourselves upon Him,
And say, “I know He will.” [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #51

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O souls in darkness groping
Title: Believe Ye that He Is Able?
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O look to Jesus only
Copyright: Public Domain



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