When danger and sorrow encompassed my soul

When danger and sorrow encompassed my soul

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [When danger and sorrow encompassed my soul]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When danger and sorrow encompassed my soul,
And dark seemed my path as the night,
I cried to the Lord and He parted the clouds
And let in His glorious light.

Refrain:
The light brightly beamed on my soul,
The light brightly beamed on my soul,
Since Jesus, my Saviour, dispelled the dark clouds,
The light brightly beams on my soul.

2 Now bright as the noontide the pathway appears,
The clouds have all vanished away;
I walk in the light of my Lord’s loving smile,
And dwell in His beautiful day. [Refrain]

3 To Jesus, who rescued my soul from despair,
My life’s sweetest service I bring;
And now in my heart with rejoicing and song,
I crown Him my Saviour and King. [Refrain]

4 The Saviour is calling—why longer delay?
He’s waiting your soul to receive,
He’ll pardon and cleanse you, and make you His child,
If only on Him you believe. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #229

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When danger and sorrow encompassed my soul
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: The light brightly beamed

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Soul Stirring Songs #13

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The Best of All #229

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