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Beams of Heaven as I Go

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 524
Text: Charles Albert Tindley, ca. 1906
Music: Charles Albert Tindley, ca. 1906; arr. by J. Edward Hoy, 1984
Tune: SOMEDAY, Meter: with Refrain

1.	Beams of heaven as I go, 
	through the wilderness below,
	guide my feet in peaceful ways, 
	turn my midnights into days.
	When in the darkness I would grope, 
	faith always sees a star of hope,
	and soon from all life's grief and danger 
	I shall be free someday.
	I do not know how long 'twill be,
	nor what the future holds for me,
	but this I know: if Jesus leads me,
	I shall get home someday.

2.	Oftentimes my sky is clear, 
	joy abounds without a tear;
	though a day so bright begun, 
	clouds may hide tomorrow's sun.
	There'll be a day that's always bright, 
	a day that never yields to night,
	and in its light the streets of glory 
	I shall behold someday.

3.	Harder yet may be the fight; 
	right may often yield to might;
	wickedness a while may reign; 
	Satan's cause may seem to gain.
	There is a God that rules above, 
	with hand of power and heart of love;
	if I am right, he'll fight my battle, 
	I shall have peace someday.

4.	Burdens now may crush me down, 
	disappointments all around;
	troubles speak in mournful sigh, 
	sorrow through a tear-stained eye.
	There is a world where pleasure reigns, 
	no mourning soul shall roam its plains, 
	and to that land of peace and glory 
	I shall want to go someday.

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