Through the valley of the shadow I must go

Through the valley of the shadow I must go

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Through the valley of the shadow I must go]
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1 Through the valley of the shadow I must go,
Where the cold waves of Jordan roll;
But the promise of my Shepherd I will know,
Be the rod and the staff to my soul.
Even now down the valley as I glide,
I can hear my Saviour say, “Follow me!”
And with Him I’m not afraid to cross the tide,
There’s a light in the valley for me.

Refrain:
There’s a light in the valley,
There’s a light in the valley,
There’s a light in the valley for me,
And no evil will I fear,
While my Shepherd is so near,
There’s a light in the valley for me.

2 Now the rolling of the billows I can hear,
As they beat on the turf bound shore;
But the beacon light of love so bright and clear,
Guides my bark, frail and lone safely o’er.
I shall find down the valley no alarms,
For my Saviour’s blessed smile I can see;
He will bear me in His loving, mighty arms,
There’s a light in the valley for me. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #34

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Through the valley of the shadow I must go
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: There's a light in the valley

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