5478. Out of Darkness into Light

1. Long in darkness we have waited,
For the shining of the light;
Long have felt the things we hated,
Sink us still in deeper night.

Refrain
Blessèd Jesus, loving Savior!
Tender, faithful, strong and true,
Break the fetters that have bound us,
Make us in Thyself anew.

2. Now, at last, the Light appeareth,
Jesus stands upon the shore;
And with tender voice, He calleth,
Come to Me and sin no more! [Refrain]

3. Nothing have we, but our weakness,
Naught but sorrow, sin and care;
All within is loathsome vileness,
All without is dark despair. [Refrain]

4. All our talents we have wasted,
All Thy laws have disobeyed,
But Thy goodness now we’ve tasted,
In Thy robes we stand arrayed. [Refrain]

5. Thou hast saved us—do Thou keep us,
Guide us by Thine eye divine;
Let the Holy Spirit teach us,
That our light may ever shine. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Long in darkness we have waited
Title: Out of Darkness into Light
Author: W. O. Lattimore (1878)
Refrain First Line: Bless'd Jesus, loving Savior!
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: LATTIMORE
Composer: Ira David Sankey
Meter: 87.87 D
Incipit: 51333 34444 52343
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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