When in the dark and dreary night

When in the dark and dreary night

Author: Thompson W. McKinney
Tune: [When in the dark and dreary night]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When in the dark and dreary night,
There seemed to be no ray of light,
My mind was filled with doubt and fear,
I knew not that my Lord was near.

Refrain:
O magnify the Lord with me!
Let us to praise His name agree,
He gives assurance by His voice,
And bids my fainting heart rejoice.

2 In my distress I looked above,
And there discerned the God of love;
To Him I cried, He saw my tears,
And set me free from all my fears. [Refrain]

3 I’ll therefore walk in wisdom’s ways,
His holy name I’ll ever praise.
His courts I’ll tread with cheerful songs,
For all my praise to Him belongs. [Refrain]

4 When I have run my earthly race,
I’ll find in Him a dwelling place,
Secure with Him I’ll ever live,
And to Him constant praises give. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #178

Author: Thompson W. McKinney

Thompson Weaver McKinney. Born in Butler County, Pennsylvania; died in Philadelphia. He graduated from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) in 1895. He was the pastor of Olivet Methodist Church in Coateseville, PA. Dianne Shapiro  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When in the dark and dreary night
Author: Thompson W. McKinney
Refrain First Line: O magnify the Lord with me



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