Put your trust in the Lord. Psalm 4:5
Words: J. Egerton Raymond, in Fount of Blessing, edited by Robert Staples (Chicago, Illinois & Cincinnati, Ohio: Central Book Concern, 1880), pages 110–11.
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Father, I can not see the light,
The way is dreary;
Around me hang the clouds of night,
Shutting all beauty from my sight:
I can not see the path of right—
Father, I’m weary.
I have no one to show the way,
None to uphold me,
For all, with me have gone astray:
I walk alone from day to day,
With no strong, trusting arm to stay,
None to enfold me.
Father, help me in Thee to trust,
For Thou canst guide me,
I know Thy ways, that they are just,
Thou know’st I’m but a child of dust;
And when beset by earthly lust,
My Father, hide me.
Whene’er to Thee for aid I fly,
Oh, be Thou near me!
Look on me with a pitying eye,
A refuge be when danger’s nigh,
And when o’ercome, to Thee I cry,
My Father, hear me.
When ’round me hang the shades of night,
Thou’lt not forsake me;
When earth is fading from my sight,
Let burst a flood of golden light,
From out those gates of glory bright,
And thither take me.