Scripture Verse

I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11


May A. Stephens (1865–1935)

Words & Mu­sic: May A. Ste­phens, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Do you ev­er feel down­heart­ed or dis­cour­aged?
Do you ev­er think your work is all in vain?
Do the bur­dens thrust up­on you make you trem­ble,
And you fear that you shall ne’er the vic­to­ry gain?


Have faith in God, the sun will shine,
Tho’ dark the clouds may be to­day;
His heart hath planned your path and mine,
Have faith in God, have faith al­way.

Darkest night will al­ways come be­fore the dawn­ing,
Silver lin­ings shine on God’s side of the cloud;
All your jour­ney He has pro­mised to be with you;
Naught has come to you but what His love al­lowed.


God is migh­ty, He is able to de­li­ver,
Faith can vic­tor be in ev­ery try­ing hour;
Fear and care, and sin and sor­row be de­feat­ed
By our faith in God’s al­migh­ty, con­quer­ing pow­er.