Scripture Verse

Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Romans 4:3

Introduction

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Caroline A. Soule
1824–1903

Words: Ca­ro­line A. Soule, in The Morn­ing Light! by So­lo­mon Straub (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Sons Mu­sic, 1880), num­ber 6.

Music: So­lo­mon W. Straub (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Straub (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Go thy way day by day
The way Heav’n points to thee;
Question ne­ver, trusting ever—
Peace then shalt thou see.

Refrain

Live aright, day and night,
Loving God for­ev­er;
Bearing crosses, heavy losses,
Murmuring—Oh, ne­ver.

Do thy task—ne­ver ask
Why must it be done?
Never borrow from the morrow—
Use the present sun.

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Then shalt thou, even now,
Live in God and light;
And when dying dread not lying
In the cold and night.

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For thou know’st as thou sowest,
So shalt thou e’er reap;
Duty done, is vict’ry won and
Sweet the victor’s sleep.

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