Out of Darkness into Light

Long in darkness we have waited

Author: W. O. Lattimore (1878)
Tune: TEMPERANCE HYMN
Published in 2 hymnals

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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]

Author: W. O. Lattimore

Born: Circa 1844. Died: 1899, Evanston, Illinois. Lattimore, W. 0. Author of “Long in darkness we have waited" (Christ the Light of the World), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long in darkness we have waited
Title: Out of Darkness into Light
Author: W. O. Lattimore (1878)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bless'd Jesus, loving Savior!
Copyright: Public Domain

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