Can it be right for me to go
On in this dark, uncertain way?
I believe, and yet not know
Whether my sins are put away?
I will no longer doubt Thee, O Lord!
I will forever rest in Thy Word.
Can it be right in doubt to wait,
Wait for the day that tries the heart,
Ere I shall learn what is my state,
Fearing the Judge should say,
Can it be right such loads to bear,
While He says,
Come, I’ll give you rest?
Bidding me cast on Him my care,
Leaning in love, upon His breast.
Can it be right to doubt His power,
Both to forgive and vanquish sin?
Even in trials of darkest hour,
Can not His love give peace within?
Can it be right no soul to seek,
Lest I should prove unfit to guide?
Can He not teach my tongue to speak,
Will He not ample strength provide?
Can it be right with such a Lord,
Even to dread the hour of death?
Waiting in faith the great reward,
Calmly I’ll yield my dying breath.