I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.@Jeremiah 29:11
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May Agnew Stephens (1865-1935)

May A. Stephens, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Do you ever feel downhearted or discouraged?
Do you ever think your work is all in vain?
Do the burdens thrust upon you make you tremble,
And you fear that you shall ne’er the victory gain?

Refrain

Have faith in God, the sun will shine,
Tho’ dark the clouds may be today;
His heart hath planned your path and mine,
Have faith in God, have faith alway.

Darkest night will always come before the dawning,
Silver linings shine on God’s side of the cloud;
All your journey He has promised to be with you;
Naught has come to you but what His love allowed.

Refrain

God is mighty, He is able to deliver,
Faith can victor be in every trying hour;
Fear and care, and sin and sorrow be defeated
By our faith in God’s almighty, conquering power.

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