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There's light for a step

Though shadows may cover the face of the day

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Though shadows may cover the face of the day]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Though shadows may cover the face of the day,
Though steep be the path that you climb,
You never need stumble, you never need stray,
There’s light for a step at a time.

There’s light for each step of the way,
There’s light for a step at a time;
You never need stumble, you never need stray,
There’s light for a step at a time.

2. Though mists on the edge of the marshlands lie low,
Though narrow the path that is sure;
Still light for a step will be yours if you go
With tread that is firm and secure. [Refrain]

3. When into the valley the pathway shall lead,
Where darkly the Death-River rolls,
There still shall be light in your uttermost need,
To guide to the mansion of souls. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6599

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though shadows may cover the face of the day
Title: There's light for a step
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: There's light for each


The Cyber Hymnal #6599
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The Cyber Hymnal #6599

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