'Twas in the starless night of sorrow

'Twas in the starless night of sorrow

Author: Henry I. Rasmus
Tune: ['Twas in the starless night of sorrow that He found me]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 ’Twas in the starless night of sorrow that He found me,
When the specter of my grief was holding sway;
O ’twas then He threw His loving power around me,
And chased the shades of sorrow all away.

Jesus found me, hallelujah! Jesus found me!
I shall never, never cease His praise to sing,
And when time shall end and Heaven opens round me,
I’ll kiss His feet, and endless homage bring.

2 ’Twas on the sea of sinful pleasure that He found me,
And the sky was black, the storm was boding ill;
When He spoke in wondrous voice, the waves commanding,
"Oh heed, ye angry passion, peace, be still." [Refrain]

3 ’Twas when the lamp of faith was burning low He found me,
And no honey drops were on the chalice rim,
That He said, "My child, whenever did I fail thee?
My Spirit take, let victory here begin." [Refrain]

4 ’Twas in the hour of holy triumph that He found me,
On the mountain top of vision with my Lord,
And I walked with scenes of glory all around us,
And shouted, "Hallelujah!" unto God. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10159

Author: Henry I. Rasmus

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Text Information

First Line: 'Twas in the starless night of sorrow
Author: Henry I. Rasmus
Refrain First Line: Jesus found me, hallelujah
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10159
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The Cyber Hymnal #10159

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