Children of light

Oft perplexed by doubr and fear

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Oft perplexed by doubt and fear]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Oft perplexed by doubt and fear,
Yet I could but persevere
‘Till I found the Witness clear,
And sin could not abide.

I’m living above the shadows
Where never is night,
The valley is not the place
To live as Children of Light, Praise God!
There’s blessing the more abundant,
For those who dare to move into the circle,
Where dwelleth the fulness of His love.

2 Often tried, and tempted, too,
I have fought the battle thro’;
Light came in, and then I knew
That sin could not abide. [Refrain]

3 Don’t give up! The Spirit stands;
God will send His angel bands,
Strength to give to heart and hand
So sin cannot abide. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #19

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Oft perplexed by doubr and fear
Title: Children of light
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: I'm living above the shadows


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #19

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