275. Our God Is Light: and Though We Go

C.M.
by Mary Bowley
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Our God is light: and though we go
 
Across a trackless wild,
 
Our Jesus' footsteps ever show
 
The path for every child.
1 John 1:5; Psalm 107:4; 1 Peter 2:21
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At every step afresh we prove
 
How sure our heavenly Guide;
 
The faithful and forbearing love
 
That never turns aside.
John 16:13; 2 Timothy 2:13
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Thou weariest not, most gracious Lord,
 
Though we may weary grow;
 
In season, the sustaining word
 
Thou giv'st our hearts to know.
Isaiah 40:28-31
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Death's bitter waters met our thirst,
 
Thy cross has made them sweet;
 
Then on our gladdened vision burst
 
God's shady, cool retreat.
Exodus 15:23-25
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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.
Numbers 20:1-13; Numbers 11:34; 1 Peter 1:8
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The manna and the springing well
 
Suffice for every need;
 
And Eschol's grapes the story tell
 
Of where Thy path doth lead.
Deuteronomy 8:3; Numbers 21:16-17
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5)
“They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.” (Psalm 107:4)
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21)
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.” (John 16:13)
“If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13)
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)
“And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.” (Exodus 15:23-25)