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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

While struggling in a maze of doubt

While struggling in a maze of doubt

Author: Charles A. Dickinson
Tune: [While struggling in a maze of doubt]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 While struggling in a maze of doubt,
With sore temptations vexed,
I seemed to hear our Father say:
“My child, be not perplexed.
I’ll guide thee with My sleepless eye;
My word is ever sure;
Strength shall be equal to thy day;
Endeavor and endure.”

2 When great afflictions compassed me
And laid my loved ones low,
And filled the garden of my joys
With plants of pain and woe,
The Father’s voice still cheered my heart:
“My child, My word is sure;
Sufficient grace shall meet they need;
Endeavor and endure.”

3 “Endeavor and endure, My child,
Along the narrow way.
What tho’ the night be long and dark?
It ends in glorious day.
Go bravely on, and trust My love;
My promises are sure;
I’m with thee always, never fear!
Endeavor and endure.”

Source: Williston Hymns #81

Author: Charles A. Dickinson

Charles Albert Dickinson was born July 4, 1849. He spent the first sixteen years of his life living on his family farm in Westminster, Vermont. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 1872. He then went on to graduate from Harvard College in 1876 and Andover Seminary in 1879. Dickinson served as pastor of Payson Memorial Church in Portland, Maine and Kirk Street Church in Lowell, Massachusetts before assuming his thirteen-year post at Berkeley Street Church in Boston, MA. in 1887. Under Dickinson's auspices, Berkeley Street Church became Berkeley Temple and greatly expanded its community outreach and so-called "rescue work," including the establishment of New England Kurn Hattin Homes for "homeless and neglecte… Go to person page >

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First Line: While struggling in a maze of doubt
Author: Charles A. Dickinson

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The Endeavor Hymnal #165

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Williston Hymns #81

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