Slowly, slowly darkening

Slowly, slowly darkening

Author: Samuel Greg
Tune: IMPLICIT TRUST
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1. Slowly, slowly darkening
The evening hours roll on;
And soon behind the cloud-land
Will sink my setting sun.

2. Around my path life’s mysteries
Their deepening shadows throw;
And as I gaze and ponder,
They dark and darker grow.

3. But there’s a voice above me
Which says, Wait, trust and pray;
The night will soon be over,
And light will come with day.

4. Father! the light and darkness
Are both alike to Thee;
Then to Thy waiting servant,
Alike they both shall be.

5. The great unending future,
I cannot pierce its shroud;
Yet nothing doubt, nor tremble,
God’s bow is on the cloud.

6. To Him I yield my spirit,
On Him I lay my load;
Fear ends with death; beyond it
I nothing see but God.

7. Thus moving towards the darkness
I calmly wait His call,
Now seeing, fearing—nothing;
But hoping, trusting—all!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6153

Author: Samuel Greg

Greg, Samuel, was born in Manchester, Sept. 6, 1804, and educated by Dr. Lant Carpenter, at Bristol, and at the Edinburgh University. He subsequently became a millowner at Bollington, near Macclesfield. He died, May 14, 1877. The addresses given by him at services which he conducted for his workmen at Bollington were published posthumously as A Layman's Legacy, 1877, with a prefatory note by Dean Stanley. He was also author of Scenes from the Life of Jesus, 1854, 2nd ed. 1869. Some of his short poems were appended to his Layman's Legacy. He is known to hymnody as the author of:— 1. My soul in death was sleeping. New Life in Christ. Appeared in his Scenes from the Life of Jesus, 1854, and included in the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, No. 40… Go to person page >

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Author: Samuel Greg

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