|1||It is not with uncertain step
We tread our desert way;
A well-known voice has called us up
To everlasting day –
|2||The voice of Him who here has trod
Alone the trackless way
(And marked the road which leads to God)
Where once we, lost, did stray.
|3||He leaves us not alone to trace
Our path across this waste;
But leads us still with living grace,
Homeward, whereto we haste.
|4||See! open stands the heav’nly door,
Whence glory shines below,
To light the way He’s gone before,
The coming bliss to show.
|5||In patience then we tread the road –
Our faith and courage tried–
And trust the love that bears each load,
Our hearts from grief to hide.
John Nelson Darby (1800-82)
Little Flock Hymn Book (1961/1973) No 411
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1978 No 101