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Light beyond the shadows

When the troubles gather And the billows roll

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [When the troubles gather And the billows roll]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the troubles gather
And the billows roll,
Dark the way before you,
Cares oppress the soul,
There is blessed sunshine
Just beyond your view;
Oft ‘tis but a trial
You are going thro’.

See the sunlight, shining bright and clear;
Blessed sunlight drives away all fear;
Look above you, clouds will disappear;
Put your trust in Jesus, he is ever near.

2 Tho’ you cannot fathom
Why you’re called to bear
All the heavy burdens
That you cannot share,
Keep the cross before you
In the darkest day;
Put your trust in Jesus
All along the way. [Refrain]

3 Go, with faith, to conquer
Trials that appear;
Know that Christ your Savior
With his help is near.
Ne’er give up the battle,
Hark though it may be,
For your Lord has promised
You the victory. [Refrain]

4 Tho’ severe the conflict
And the anguish deep;
Tho’ the trials heavy
That may o’er you sweep;
God is always near you,
Giving strength to bear
All the heavy burdens
When they shall appear. [Refrain]

5 Tried and found not wanting
Will the Master say;
Tried, yet ever faithful,
All along life’s way;
Tried as in the furnace
Of refining fire,
You shall see the triumph
Of your heart’s desire. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #79

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the troubles gather And the billows roll
Title: Light beyond the shadows
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Refrain First Line: See the sunlight shining bright and clear



The Cyber Hymnal #11424
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The Cyber Hymnal #11424

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