Will There Be Light As In The Night

Will there be light
As in the night
I cross the narrow sea?
Will hope’s clear ray
Direct my way
And lov’d ones appear to me?

There shall be light
Peaceful and bright
To lead me safely home,
My bark to guide
At eventide
Across the ocean foam.

When I draw near
That land so dear
Will white-rob’d angels come,
Beckon and smile-
Friends lost a while-
To welcome me to my home? [Refrain]

God will send light
As nears my night,
My sinking soul to save;
His stars divine
Shall brightly shine
Far over the surging wave. [Refrain]