So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

Light Ahead

Representative Text

1. Weary wand'rer in the darkness,
Filled with doubt and dread,
Take fresh courage,--trust the Saviour,--
There is light ahead.

Oh, what glorious hope
From the cross is shed!
Though the mists just now enclose us
There is light ahead.

2. Though thy soul is sorely wounded,
Hard by sin oppressed,
"Come to me, ye heaven laden,
I will give you rest."

3. Lost upon the barren mountains,
Where thy sins have led,
Look above thee, see the promise,--
There is light ahead.

4. In that light beams forth forgiveness,
Perfect, full, and free;
Love amazing! grace so wondrous
Now is offered thee.

5 Thro' the valley of the death-shade,
'Midst the gloom are shed
Hope and courage, peace and blessing,
By the light ahead.

6 When we touch the darkened waters,
Without our life near sped,
Thro' the portals, bidding welcome,
Shines the light ahead.

Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #50

Author: Frank E. Graeff

Frank E. Graeff was a minister in the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a prolific writer of hymns, stories, poems and articles. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary wanderer in the darkness
Title: Light Ahead
Author: Frank E. Graeff
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, what glorious hope
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

The Welcome Voice #50

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us