Walk while you have the light. John 12:35
Words & Music: Francis A. Blackmer, The Gospel in Song 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Blackmer (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Once I thought I walked with Jesus,
Yet such changeful feelings had,
Sometimes trusting, sometimes doubting,
Sometimes joyful, sometimes sad.
O the peace my Savior gives,
Peace I never knew before!
And my way has brighter grown
Since I learned to trust Him more.
But He called me closer to Him,
Bade my doubts and fears all cease,
And, when I had fully yielded,
Filled my soul with perfect peace.
Now I’m trusting every moment,
Nothing less can be enough;
And my Savior bears me gently
O’er the places once so rough.
Blessèd Savior, Thou dost keep me
By Thy power from day to day,
And my heart is full of gladness,
For Thou’lt keep me all the way.