When the shades of coming sorrow Deepen into starless night

Author: Cecil Moore
Tune: [When the shades of coming sorrow] (O'Kane)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the shades of coming sorrow
Deepen into starless night,
Faith’s bright rays illume my darkness,
With her motto—God thy light.
Yes, my light—though all around me,
Groping, seek to walk by sight,
Let me follow where Thou leadest,
God of Love and Light of Light.

2 If by paths unknown, untrodden,
Thro’ deep gorge, o’er dizzy height,
Guide my feet, uphold my goings,
Thou, Thou only, art my light.
Grant me power, dear Lord, to witness,
How pure faith gleams ever bright,
Thine the cloud and Thine the sunshine,
Thou my Lord, my life, my light.

3 Such the faith of those, our loved ones,
Standing now in robes washed white,
Now they know how all life’s shadows
Brought them nearer to Thy light,
On the shield of faith borne homeward,
Rest they from the hard-won fight,
And no more can powers of darkness
Dim their vision of Thy light.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15962

Author: Cecil Moore

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Text Information

First Line: When the shades of coming sorrow Deepen into starless night
Title: Faith
Author: Cecil Moore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God of love and God of light
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15962
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The Cyber Hymnal #15962

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