sun illuminates the cloudy sky
spots of brightness by and by
far away the streaks of light
someone basks in sunshine bright.
clouds would over-paint the sun
make me think the day is done,
must remember, then, the sight
deepest darkness, near midnight.
I compare the day to night,
clouds can't hope to dim the light.
when I think that God's not there--
vale of tears, a load to bear--
must consider, then, the sight
deepest darkness, ôspirit night".
then, I've never known a time
God had "set", His pow'r sublime
truly absent from my life,
of this present strife.
light to dark I can't compare;
never seen dark anywhere.