A Prayer For Guidance

The way is dark with lowering clouds o’erhead

Author: E. H. Whitman
Tune: [The way is dark with lowering clouds o'erhead]
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1 The way is dark with lowering clouds o’erhead,
And threatening dangers lie on either side.
The present step alone I see to tread;
O Light of life, be Thou my constant guide.

2 I am not wise, and know not what to do,
Nor how to toil acceptably for Thee;
While willing learners of Thy work are few,
O Thou omniscient One, my teacher be.

3 The time is short, so much remains to do,
So much is lost by those who miss the way.
Since I may wander from the highway, too,
Guide my imperiled soul through time’s short day.

4 One way alone I know leads home to Thee,
While wandering paths diverge from either side.
I would not miss the blissful company,
And welcome of the crowned and glorified.

5 O Israel’s God and mine amid the night,
The ignorance that mars my work for Thee.
In time’s short day along the way of light,
Be Thou my guide unto eternity.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12332

Author: E. H. Whitman

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Text Information

First Line: The way is dark with lowering clouds o’erhead
Title: A Prayer For Guidance
Author: E. H. Whitman
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Source: Helpful Gospel Songs by F. A. Enslow, Robert A. Jennings and F. Leroy Enslow (Philadelphia: Praise Publishing, 1908)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12332

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