I was weak and weary, I had gone astray,
walking in the darkness, I couldn't find my way.
Then a light came shining to lead me from despair,
all my sins forgiven, and I was free from care.
I found the answer, I learned to pray,
*with faith to guide me, I found the way.
The sun is shining for me each day,
I found the answer, I learned to pray.
I was sad and lonely, all my hopes were gone,
days were long and dreary, I couldn't carry on.
Then I found the courage to keep my head up high,
once again I'm happy, and here's the reason why.
Keep your Bible with you, read it every day,
always count your blessings and always stop to pray.
Learn to keep believing and faith will see you thro',
seek to know contentment, and it will come to you.
* additional note
(in some hymnals it's, with God beside me)
Mahalia Jackson - 16 Most Requested Songs
- I Will Move On Up A Little Higher
- Nobody Knows The Trouble I Have Seen
- What A Friend We Have In Jesus
- Come On Children, Let's Sing
- There Is A Balm In Gilead (Live)
- How I Got Over (Live)
- Trouble Of The World
- Walk In Jerusalem
- In The Upper Room
- Didn't It Rain
- My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
- Walk Over God's Heaven
- His Eye Is On The Sparrow
- I Found The Answer
- Oh Lord Is It I?
- The Lord's Prayer (Live)