"Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow"
                  by Bernhardt S. Ingemann, 1789-1862
             Translated by Sabine Baring_Gould, 1834-1924
                             Text From:
          (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 338

	1. Through the night of doubt and sorrow
	Onward goes the pilgrim band,
	Singing songs of expectation,
	Marching to the Promised Land.
	Clear before us, through the darkness,
	Gleams and burns the guiding light.
	Brother clasps the hand of brother,
	Stepping fearless through the night.
	2. One the light of God's own presence,
	O'er His ransomed people shed,
	Chasing far the gloom and terror,
	Brightening all the path we tread;
	One the object of our journey,
	One the faith which never tires.
	One the earnest looking forward,
	One the hope our God inspires.
	3. One the strain the lips of thousands
	Lift as from the heart of one;
	One the conflict, one the peril,
	One their march in God begun;
	One the gladness of rejoicing
	On the far eternal shore,
	Where the one almighty Father
	Reigns in love forevermore.
	4. Onward, therefore, pilgrim brothers!
	Onward, with the cross our aid!
	Bear its shame and fight its battle
	Till we rest beneath its shade.
	Soon shall come the great awaking,
	Soon the rending of the tomb,
	Then the scattering of all shadows,
	And the end of toil and gloom.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #481 Text: Eph. 4:5 Author: Bernhardt S. Ingemann, 1825 Translated by: Sabine Baring_Gould, 1867, alt. Titled: "Igjennem Nat og Traengsal" Composer: Bernhard Schumacher, 1910 Tune: "Baltimore"
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