Scripture Verse

The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:2

Introduction

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Edgar C. Mason
(1864–1935)

Words: Ed­gar C. Ma­son, in The New Cen­tu­ry Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Will Thomp­son (East Li­ver­pool, Ohio: Will L. Thomp­son, 1904), num­ber 95.

Music: Will L. Thomp­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Will L. Thompson
(1847–1909)

Lyrics

Spirit of life and light,
Shine thro’ this weary night,
My path illume;
Show me the way to go,
Make me Thy will to know;
Dispel the gloom,
Dispel the gloom.

Comfort this heart, so worn,
So crushed by burdens borne,
Cast down so low;
Let Thy sweet peace console,
This weary, anxious soul,
Tossed to and fro,
Tossed to and fro.

Let holy hopes arise
Plainly before my eyes,
Hopes fixed on high;
Hopes that shall never fail;
Anchored within the veil,
Beyond the sky,
Beyond the sky.

Thus may I lifted be,
Out of my low degree,
On holy wings;
Kept ever in the way,
Aspiring day by day,
To higher things,
To higher things.