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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

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
Copyright: Public Domain


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