1 There’s a secret we can know
Walking with the Lord below,
And the bliss of such a life is constant joy;
We can only find it true,
When his footsteps we pursue,
When our lives in his sweet service we employ.
I’ve surrendered, now he fills me;
I’m so glad I ever found this blessed way,
‘Tis a precious life to know,
To have sunshine as you go, Hallelujah.
I’m so glad I’ve entered in.
2 We can, like the saints of old,
Who now walk the streets of gold,
Have the witness of his presence every day;
If in Jesus we abide,
And our all to him confide,
Then his blessed Spirit comes with us to stay. [Refrain]
3 He can quiet ev’ry storm,
Bid the winds his will perform,
Tho’ the sky’s so dark we cannot see our way;
We can trust his hand to guide
Even over Jordan’s tide
And the clouds shall flee before eternal day. [Refrain]
4 Paul and Silas felt this pow’r,
Singing at the midnight hour,
Tho’ with bleeding backs they in a dungeon lay;
They forgot to think of pain,
For a wave from glory came;
Praise the Lord! That pow’r is just the same today. [Refrain]
Harry Loper was born William Harry Loper on March 20, 1856, the 10th of 11 children born to William S. Loper and Sarah Ann Wilden. He married Laura Clark on November 29, 1878 and had one daughter, Carrie. He and his small family were what was known as 'singing evangelists' and several times led worship for famed evangelist Billy Sunday. In news clippings, he is sometimes referred to as 'Rev. Harry Loper' or 'Prof. Harry Loper' although to date, no record has been found of him attending any kind of college or seminary. He died on January 5, 1930 and was buried in Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, New Jersey.
Wayne Loper (great-great-great nephew)
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