101: IT is not with uncertain stepby John Nelson Darby (1800-1882)
sung to Crediton
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 the waste;
But leads us still, with living grace,
Homeward, whereto we haste.
4 See! open stands the heavenly 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 which bears each load,
Our hearts from grief to hide.
Alternative tunes (C.M.)