Dark Below, but Light Above

Through the mists of shadows dreary

Author: A. F. Peckham
Tune: [Through the mists of shadows dreary]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thro’ the mists of shadows dreary,
O’er the dark and stormy sea,
Came a voice of heav’nly music,
Floating thro’ the gloom to me;
’Twas a voice of wondrous sweetness,
Bringing words of hope and love,
Whispering to my troubled spirit,
"Dark below, but light above."

Refrain:
’Twas a voice of wondrous sweetness,
Bringing words of hope and love,
Whispering to my troubled spirit,
Dark below, but light above.

2 Often when life’s shadows gather
Round my weary troubled soul,
Comes that voice of angel sweetness,
Whispering I am near the goal;
Telling me, in softened murmurs,
Bringing words of hope and love,
Saying to my doubting spirit,
"Dark below, but light above." [Refrain]

3 Soon I’ll reach those golden portals,
Soon I’ll cross life’s troubled sea,
Whence that voice of music floating,
Came and whispered hope to me;
There in Heav’n’s own light forever,
In that sunlight of God’s love,
Shall I find that saying truthful,
"Dark below, but light above." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12509

Author: A. F. Peckham

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Text Information

First Line: Through the mists of shadows dreary
Title: Dark Below, but Light Above
Author: A. F. Peckham
Refrain First Line: 'Twas a voice of wondrous sweetness
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12509
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12509

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