When darkness gathers round thy way

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1 When darkness gathers round thy way,
As fall the shades of even;
No star, with its mild, cheering ray,
To chase the gloom, our fears allay,
How sweet the light of heaven!

2 When toiling in the narrow way,
By persecution driven,
Beset with treacherous snares that lay
To lead our wayward feet astray,
How sweet the smiles of heaven!

3 When by earth's care and grief and woe
The anguished heart is riven,
And bitter tears of sorrow flow
No soothing balm found here below,
How sweet the joy of heaven!

4 And when our pilgrimage is o'er,
The blessed promise given;
When, borne on angels' wings we soar
To meet the Saviour we adore,
How sweet the home in heaven!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #710

Author: Annie Rebekah Smith

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First Line: When darkness gathers round thy way
Author: Annie Rebekah Smith
Copyright: Public Domain



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