631 - When on Life a Darkness Falls

When on life a darkness falls,
When the mist flows chilling,
Paths and signpost lost in doubt,
Loveless unfulfilling,
Reach us, Jesus, from Your cross,
Though we feel forsaken;
Keep us through the aching night
Till new dawn awaken.

When the dreams and vows of youth
Painfully accuse us,
Stab our conscience, steal our worth,
Christ will not refuse us:
Peace the world cannot provide,
Daily resurrection,
Strong companion at our side
For each new direction.

Come and meet Him, Friend and Lord,
Thro’ the gospel story:
Open door to life and peace,
Window in to glory.
All who seek Him, soon are found,
Made His close relation:
Christ our pathway, Christ our home,
Christ our sure foundation.