Scripture Verse

If any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not, He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. Job 33:27–28

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Cur­tis J. Will­iams, in The Guid­ing Star, ed­it­ed by Em­mett S. Dean (Wa­co, Tex­as: Trio Mu­sic, 1917) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

When the sun of your life has gone down,
And the clouds in the west turn to gold,
Endless night then to you will have come,
If the light has gone out in your soul.

Refrain

O just think how in death you will feel,
With the light growing dim in your soul;
O how lonely ’twill be! O how still!
When the light has gone out of your soul.

When you come to the end of the way,
And life’s story for you has been told,
O how sad all to you will appear,
If the light has gone out in your soul.

Refrain

When before judgment’s bar you shall stand,
And the deeds that have here had control,
Good and evil appear, O what then,
If the light has gone out in your soul?

Refrain