What Time I Am Afraid

Representative Text

1 Sometimes the sky is overcast,
I fear to lose my way;
Until the storm be over-past,
O keep me safe, I pray.
In darkness, danger, and in doubt,
My heart is sore dismayed,
But "I will trust in Thee, O Lord,
What time I am afraid."

2 From all the unknown future days
My timid heart recoils,
But known to God are all my ways,
And all my cares and toils.
The wisdom, power, and might are Thine,
But mine the promised aid,
And "I will trust in Thee, O Lord,
What time I am afraid."

3 When twilight shadows softly fall,
And night comes on apace,
In life and death, O Lord of all,
I would behold Thy face.
The final hour, oh, let me meet
In peace, and undismayed,
For "I will trust in Thee, O Lord
What time I am afraid."

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #433

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: Sometimes the sky is overcast
Title: What Time I Am Afraid
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will trust in Thee, O Lord
Copyright: Public Domain



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