God my maker…giveth songs in the night.@Job 35:10

Illa M. Alexander, in Christian Endeavor Hymns, edited by Ira D. Sankey (Boston/New York: United Society of Christian Endeavor/Biglow & Main, 1894), number 104. Compare Wonderful, Wonderful Jesus.

George C. Stebbins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins (1846-1945)

There is never a day so dreary,
But God can make it bright;
And unto the soul that trusts Him,
He giveth songs in the night.
There is never a path so hidden,
But God will lead the way,
If we seek for the Spirit’s guidance,
And patiently wait and pray,
If we seek for the Spirit’s guidance,
And patiently wait and pray.

There is never a cross so heavy,
But the nail scarred hands are there,
Outstretched in tender compassion
The burden to help us bear.
There is never a heart so broken,
But the loving Lord can heal;
For the heart that was pierced on Calv’ry,
Doth still for His loved ones feel;
For the heart that was pierced on Calv’ry,
Doth still for His loved ones feel.

There is never a life so darkened,
So hopeless and unblest,
But may be filled with the light of God,
And enter His promised rest.
There is never a sin or sorrow,
There is never a care or loss,
But that we may bring to Jesus,
And leave at the foot of the cross,
But that we may bring to Jesus,
And leave at the foot of the cross.