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)