Through the valley of the shadow I must go

Through the valley of the shadow I must go

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Through the valley of the shadow I must go]
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Through the valley of the shadow I must go,
Where the cold waves of Jordan roll;
But the promise of my Shepherd I will know,
Be the rod and the staff to my soul.
Even now down the valley as I glide,
I can hear my Saviour say, “Follow me!”
And with Him I’m not afraid to cross the tide,
There’s a light in the valley for me.

Refrain:
There’s a light in the valley,
There’s a light in the valley,
There’s a light in the valley for me,
And no evil will I fear,
While my Shepherd is so near,
There’s a light in the valley for me.

2 Now the rolling of the billows I can hear,
As they beat on the turf bound shore;
But the beacon light of love so bright and clear,
Guides my bark, frail and lone safely o’er.
I shall find down the valley no alarms,
For my Saviour’s blessed smile I can see;
He will bear me in His loving, mighty arms,
There’s a light in the valley for me. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #34

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Through the valley of the shadow I must go
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: There's a light in the valley

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