There’s a light that is shining in darkness,
While we wait for the dawning of day;
And it cheers us along on our journey,
Till the shadows shall vanish away.
Oh, we wait and watch for the dawning,
The day of eternal bliss;
There we’ll take the wings of the morning,
And fly away to our rest.
From the sure word the prophets have spoken,
There is light flashing forth thro’ the gloom;
For the Scripture can never be broken,
And the King in His glory will come.
Now we sing ‘mid the darkness and shadows,
And we pray and we watch for the dawn;
Till the Day-star, in glory arising,
Shall betoken the coming of morn.
We are not of the night nor of darkness,
Let us walk, then, as children of day;
So our weeping shall be for a moment,
And our joy shall not vanish away.
From the hilltops the watchers give warning,
It is high time from sleep to awake;
For the night is far spent, and the morning
Soon o’er earth in its splendor shall break.
H.L. Hastings/Geo. C. Stebbins.