Scripture Verse

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Matthew 25:10

Introduction

Words: Lil­li­an Rai­nor, 1899. Ap­peared in Zi­on’s Delight, by Charles W. Ray (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Per­kin­pine & Hig­gins, 1901), page 75.

Music: Jih­la­va Lynn Ry­land (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rai­nor or Ry­land (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

To each pilgrim here benighted,
Jesus has His mercy plighted;
He hath graciously invited
Every trembling soul to Him;
If He only walk beside us,
Then no evil can betide us;
He will comfort, He will guide us,
Thro’ the shadows dark and grim.

Tho’ the raging storms assail us,
Tho’ our strength and courage fail us,
Tho’ the gloomy shadows veil us
From His face along the way;
If we trust Him and revere Him,
If we truly love and fear Him,
If in trial we are near Him,
He will turn our night to day.

Brightest skies sometimes are clouded,
Brightest hopes are oft enshrouded,
Life with doubts and fears is crowded,
Bravest hearts are made to ache;
But for us ’twere worse than madness
To give way to doubts and sadness;
Visions of eternal gladness
Thro’ the shadows soon shall break.