In him is light

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1 What tho' the clouds hang heavy
Over the earth today?
Yet,in His light abiding,
We have a song alway.

Jesus can light up the darkness,
He makes the shadows depart;
He giveth songs when we languish,
He is the joy of my heart.

2 What if the rain is falling,
What tho' our tears fall too?
There is a Star whose brightness
Will all the gloom shine through. [Chorus]

3 What if the fiery furnace
Seven times heated be?
Yet, in the flames with Jesus,
We can shout victory! [Chorus]

4 When in the midst of clamor,
O it is sweet to know,
He is the sol's safe shelter
From ev'ry storm and foe. [Chorus]

5 Thus, while in Christ abiding,
All must be calm and bright;
In Him can be no darkness,
For He alone is Light [Chorus]

Source: Life and Service Hymns #42

Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: What though the clouds hang heavy
Title: In him is light
Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: Jesus can light up the darkness
Copyright: Public Domain


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