Is thy heart oppressed with sorrow

Is thy heart oppressed with sorrow

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Is thy heart oppressed with sorrow?]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Is thy heart oppressed with sorrow?
Lift thy face to the light;
Dost thou dread a dark tomorrow?
Lift thy face to the light.
Still it shines unfailingly,
Just beyond the clouds for thee,
Love’s clear light, so full and free,
Lift thy face to the light.

Refrain
Lift thy face to the light,
Lift thy face to the light,
Soon all clouds will pass away,
Soon will dawn the perfect day,
Lift thy face to the light!

2. When thy dearest hopes shall fail thee,
Lift thy face to the light;
When temptations strong assail thee,
Lift thy face to the light.
Closer cling when shadows fall,
God is with thee thro’ them all,
He will hear thy faintest call,
Lift thy face to the light. [Refrain]

3. Thro’ life’s sun and shadow singing,
Lift thy face to the light;
In thy heart God’s praises ringing,
Lift thy face to the light.
Other lives with grief bowed low,
From thine own may catch the glow,
Learn love’s fullest peace to know,
Lift thy face to the light. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3744

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Is thy heart oppressed with sorrow
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Lift thy face to the light

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The Cyber Hymnal #3744
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