When days are dark and cares oppress,
When trials sore my soul distress,
I have a comfort, full and sure,
God’s blessèd Word, whose truths endure.
’Tis a light forever guiding
Those who walk in it confiding,
In its promises abiding,
And ’tis shining, shining, shining all the way!
I find within its promise sweet
Strength for my heart, light to my feet;
My help and comfort, day by day,
I find within the Book alway.
O blessèd Book! how cheering are
The glimpses of the land afar,
Where saints, eternal glory won,
Claim Heaven’s crown when earth is done.
O blessèd Book, my hope, my stay,
To that fair land point out the way;
Where I, blood-washed and saved by grace,
Beyond the Book behold His face.