It is well

Out into the darkness

Author: William Henry Gardner
Tune: [Out into the darkness]
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1 Out into the darkness,
Peals the old church bell,
And I hear it saying,
“Brethren, it is well.”

Refrain:
“It is well, it is well,”
Let the tidings swell,
Over hill and dell,
Like a blessed pray’r,
Out upon the air
Sound the message, “it is well.”

2 If the bell is telling,
Some soul’s fun’ral knell,
Still it says so softly,
“Brethren, it is well.” [Refrain]

3 God knows all our sorrows,
Loves us tenderly,
And this message sends he,
To a comfort be. [Refrain]

4 Some day we shall enter,
Heaven’s citadel,
And we’ll know more clearly,
Wherefore “it is well.” [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #84

Author: William Henry Gardner

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

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First Line: Out into the darkness
Title: It is well
Author: William Henry Gardner

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #84

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