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CONFLICT AND HEROISM


124 Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
(ST.ASAPH. 8,7,8,7,D.)
Bernhrdt S. Ingermann, 1825
Translated by Sabine Baring-Gould, 1867
William S. Bambridge, 1872
 
1.
Through the night of doubt and sorrow

On-ward goes the pilgrim band
Singing songs of expectation,
Marching to the promised land.
Clear before us through the darkness
Gleams and burns the guiding light ;
Brother clasps the hand of brother,
Stepping fear-less through the night.

2.
One the light of God's own presence

O'er his ransomed people shed
Chasing far the gloom and terror,
Brightening all the path we tread;
One the object of our journey,
One the faith which never tires,
One the earnest looking forward,
One the hope our God inspires ;

3.
One the strain that lips of thousands

Lift as from the heart of one;
One the conflict, one the peril,
One the march in God begun ;
One the gladness of rejoicing
On the far eternal shore,
Where the one Almighty Father

Reigns in love forever-more.Amen.






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