275. Our God Is Light: and Though We Go

C.M.
by Mary Bowley
1
Our God is light: and though we go
 
Across a trackless wild,
 
Our Jesus' footsteps ever show
 
The path for every child.
2
At every step afresh we prove
 
How sure our heavenly Guide;
 
The faithful and forbearing love
 
That never turns aside.
3
Thou weariest not, most gracious Lord,
 
Though we may weary grow;
 
In season, the sustaining word
 
Thou giv'st our hearts to know.
4
Death's bitter waters met our thirst,
 
Thy cross has made them sweet;
 
Then on our gladdened vision burst
 
God's shady, cool retreat.
5
Through scenes of strife, by graves of lust,
 
Our desert path has been;
 
But here, O Lord, we've learned to trust
 
And love Thee, though unseen.
6
The manna and the springing well
 
Suffice for every need;
 
And Eschol's grapes the story tell
 
Of where Thy path doth lead.