524. Beams of Heaven as I Go

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1 Beams of heaven as I go,
through this wilderness below,
guide my feet in peaceful ways,
turn my midnights into days.
When in the darkness I would grope,
faith always sees a star of hope,
and soon from all life’s grief and danger
I shall be free some day.

I do not know how long ’twill be,
nor what the future holds for me,
but this I know: if Jesus leads me,
I shall get home some day.

2 Oftentimes my sky is clear,
joy abounds without a tear;
though a day so bright begun,
clouds may hide tomorrow’s sun.
There’ll be a day that’s always bright,
a day that never yields to night,
and in its light the streets of glory
I shall behold some day.

3 Harder yet may be the fight;
right may often yield to might;
wickedness a while may reign;
Satan’s cause may seem to gain.
There is a God that rules above,
with hand of power and heart of love;
if I am right, he’ll fight my battle,
I shall have peace some day.

4 Burdens now may crush me down,
disappointments all around;
troubles speak in mournful sigh,
sorrow through a tear-stained eye.
There is a world where pleasure reigns,
no mourning soul shall roam its plains,
and to that land of peace and glory
I want to go some day.

Text Information
First Line: Beams of heaven as I go
Title: Beams of Heaven as I Go
Author: Charles Albert Tindley (ca. 1906)
Refrain First Line: I do not know how long 'twill be
Meter: with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Strength in Triublation; New Heaven and a New Earth: Death and Eternal Life; Faith (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (ca. 1906)
Arranger: J. Edward Hoy (1984)
Meter: with Refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1984 J. Edward Hoy

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BEAMS OF HEAVEN (Gray Psalter 577)
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Some DayBeams of Heaven
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