Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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:

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Peter P. Bilhorn
(1865–1936)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain