Though Our Path Be Rough And Thorny


Tho’ our path be rough and thorny,
And it be a toilsome way,
‘Tis our Father who is leading;
He will help us day by day.
Tho’ the clouds now overshadow,
He will sweep them from the sky,
And the gloom will be forgotten
In the glory, by and by.

Chorus:
At the breaking of the day,
Oh how brightly grows the way,
Out of shadows into light,
Into day without a night,
All the gloom will be forgotten
In the glory, by and by.

Tho’ the shepherd may not lead us
Always into pastures green,
And the kindness of his dealings
Be not always clearly seen,
Still our spirits never falter
For we trust that he is nigh,
And will lead us from thee gloaming
Into glory, by and by. [Chorus]

In the valley of the shadow
Clouds may hide the shining sun,
But his presence there shall cheer us
‘Till the victory is won.
And upon the wings of angels,
Borne with shouts of joy on high,
We shall think no more of darkness
In the glory, by and by. [Chorus]