Scripture Verse

In the night His song shall be with me. Psalm 42:8


John R. Clements (1868–1946)

Words: John R. Cle­ments, in The Cen­tu­ry Gos­pel Songs, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1901), num­ber 68.

Music: Chi­apas Ferd De­gen, ar­ranged by Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)


Are you with some sor­row bur­dened,
On your way no ray of light?
Strain your ear, all Hea­ven’s watch­ing;
God can give you songs by night.


Weary soul, cease thy re­pin­ing,
Burdened one, God’s ways are right;
Every cloud has sil­ver lin­ing;
God can give you songs by night.

Paul and Si­las, pri­son fast­ened,
Shook the jail with earth­quake might;
Bands were rent, and doors were op­ened,
God had given songs by night.


It is oft in sad­dest mo­ments
That our souls take high­est flight;
And to strains of sweet­est mu­sic
God doth set the songs by night.