Once I thought I walked with Jesus,Yet such changeful feelings had,Sometimes trusting, sometimes doubting,Sometimes joyful, sometimes sad.
O the peace my Savior gives,Peace I never knew before!And my way has brighter grownSince I learned to trust Him more.
But He called me closer to Him,Bade my doubts and fears all cease,And, when I had fully yielded,Filled my soul with perfect peace.
Now I’m trusting every moment,Nothing less can be enough;And my Savior bears me gentlyO’er the places once so rough.
Blessèd Savior, Thou dost keep meBy Thy power from day to day,And my heart is full of gladness,For Thou’lt keep me all the way.
Oh, for the peace that floweth as a river,Making life’s desert places bloom and smile;Oh, for the faith to grasp “Heav’n’s bright forever,”Amid the shadows of earth’s “little while.”
“A little while” for patient vigil keeping,To face the storm and wrestle with the strong;“A little while” to sow the seed with weeping,Then bind the sheaves and sing the harvest song.
“A little while” the earthen pitcher taking,To wayside brooks, from far off fountains fed;Then the parched lip its thirst forever slakingBeside the fullness of the Fountainhead.
“A little while” to keep the oil from failing,“A little while” faith’s flick’ring lamp to trim;And then the Bridegroom’s coming footsteps hailing,We’ll haste to meet Him with the bridal hymn.
To Thee, O Comforter divine,For all Thy grace and power benign,Sing we Alleluia!
To Thee, whose faithful love had placeIn God’s great covenant of grace,Sing we Alleluia!
To Thee, whose faithful voice doth winThe wandering from the ways of sin,Sing we Alleluia!
To Thee, whose faithful power doth heal,Enlighten, sanctify, and seal,Sing we Alleluia!
To Thee, whose faithful truth is shown,By every promise made our own,Sing we Alleluia!
To Thee, our Teacher and our Friend,Our faithful Leader to the end,Sing we Alleluia!
To Thee, by Jesus Christ sent down,Of all His gifts the sum and crown,Sing we Alleluia!
To Thee, who art with God the SonAnd God the Father ever One,Sing we Alleluia!