Scripture Verse

Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. James 4:14

Introduction

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James Rowe
(1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, 1922.

Music: Bark­ing­side James D. Vaugh­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James D. Vaughan
(1864–1941)

Lyrics

Dread not the things that are ahead,
The burdens great, the sinking sands,
The thorns that o’er the path are spread,
God holds the future in His hands.

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God holds the future in His hands
And every heart He understands.
On Him depend, He is your friend,
He holds the future in His hands.

We know not what tomorrow hides,
Of sun or storm or good or ill;
We only know His dear hand guides,
And He will be our father still.

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His hand created earth and sky,
The zephyrs and the storms that rage,
And years to come and years gone by
To Him are but an open page.

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Live close to Him and trust His love,
Assured that while on earth we roam,
Whate’er may come, He bends above
To guide His children safely home.

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