Scripture Verse

I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11


Charles H. Gabriel

Words: Har­ri­et H. Pier­son, in In­ter­na­tion­al Praise, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ed­win O. Ex­cell, 1902), num­ber 4.

Music: Huel­va Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


What tho’ the way be lonely,
And dark the shadows fall;
I know wherever it leadeth,
My Father planned it all.


I sing through shade and sunshine,
And trust whatever befall;
His way is best—it leads to rest;
My Father planned it all.

The sun may shine tomorrow,
The shadows break and flee;
’Twill be the way He chooses,
The Father’s plan for me.


He guides my halting footsteps
Along the weary way,
For well He knows the pathway
Will lead to endless day.


A day of light and gladness,
On which no shade will fall,
’Tis this at last awaits me—
My Father planned it all.