The valley of shadow

They tell me that there is a shaded vale

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [They tell me there is a shaded vale]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 They tell me that there is a shaded vale
Thro’ which I must surely go,
But passing that way it could not be dark,
My Lord would be there I know.

My Lord will be there I know,
My Lord will be there I know,
The shadows cannot harm me,
My Lord will be there I know.

2 It may be that some day my path may lead
There death casts its gloomy shade;
Since death by His dying has lost it pow’r,
Will shadows make me afraid. [Refrain]

3 Since Jesus my Saviour endured the cross,
I need not fear anything,
For He tasted death, and He gives me life,
Oh death, where is now thy sting. [Refrain]

4 But why should I think of the valley’s shade,
When Jesus my Lord may come,
For Him I am looking and not for death,
Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #84

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They tell me that there is a shaded vale
Title: The valley of shadow
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: My Lord will be there I know
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #76

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #84

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The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d247

The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d247

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