The days may yet grow darker

The days may yet grow darker,
  The nights more weary grow,
And Jesus may still tarry,
  But this one thing I know:
The Lord will still grow dearer,
  And fellowship will be
The closer and the sweeter
  Between my Lord and me.
’Tis our dear Lord we wait for,
  Our Hope! our Joy! our Friend!
Himself we long to welcome,
  And just beyond the bend
Hidden, perchance to meet us
  Before the day is done,
The waiting will be over
  And rest will have begun.
Lakay Page McCree

Bellflower, CA, United States

But this one thing I know, the Lord will still grow dearer, and fellowship will be. Father we thank You, that if we but turn to our spirit to contact You, the closer and the sweeter my Lord and me will be and all other ground is sinking sand. Thank you Lord that you are a very present help in our time of need. How we need to exercise our spirit to contact Thee!

Cielito Sio

Paranaque City, Metron Manila, Philippines

"The Lord will still grow dearer..."

no matter how dark the days get, no matter how difficult the times become, our Lord Jesus will still grow dearer!

Lord Jesus, cause us not to lose heart, not to be discouraged, but instead be the more intimate with You, "before the day is done."


Mesquite, TX, United States

Tears, tears, tears while hear and sing this hymn. Lord Jesus, looking away at You. Repenting, not trust in me, but in You.

Anitha Nokku

Santa Ana, California, United States

The Lord will still grow dearer,

Our Hope! our Joy! our Friend!

Thank you Lord for being our eternal rest and peace. In you we find everything. We long for your coming.


You are honey

You are the dew from the dawn

Thank you there is no one like you

Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

This hymn is in part of the second coming to Earth of the Lord Jesus Christ, in power and great glory, on a date known only to the Heavenly a father. When He steps on Earth, on the mount of Olives, He will bring in a new heaven and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness (Isaiah chapter 66, I think..... it may be chapter 64. Till then sin is around, but where sin abounds, grace does much more abound (Romans chapter 6).

Sin was conquered on the cross by the Lord Jesus, the Son of the love of the Father, who took our sins in His body on the tree, the just for the unjust. To prove sin was, and is, conquered, the Lord Jesus rose from the dead on the third day. If we repent of our sin, and believe that Jesus took our sins in His body on the cross, died, and rose again, then we shall be born again and have everlasting life, with the Holy Spirit dwelling inside us (Romans 5).

Hany Alfy

Cairo, Egypt

Wow! Wow! Wow!

I love this hymn.....


Baltimore, MD

Wow! What are wonderful reminder of the beauty to be found in trial! Through hardship our gold may be refined and our relationship with Christ deepened. That which the devil intends to use to frustrate or discourage us becomes the very means by which God draws us more closely to Himself and prepares us for an eternal life with Him. Thank You Jesus for Your presence that never leaves nor forsakes and Your promise to work all things for our good!

Rosita Enriquez

Anaheim, CA, United States

It is true dear saints, when we go through trials, as sister M.E. Barber put it;

"But this one thing I know:

The Lord will still grow dearer,

And fellowship will be

The closer and the sweeter

Between my Lord and me."

Our brother Watchman Nee said that hundreds and thousands of conversations between The Lord and you will happen when we go through a way that we do not know. O The Lord will become sweeter through these.

1 Peter 5:5b to 12 is wonderful for times of trials.

The footnote 2 of 5:12, of the Recovery version, says:

"That they may pass through those sufferings, God supplies them with all the multiplied, varied, and true grace (v.10, 1:2; 4:10), which is sufficient to enable them to participate in the sufferings of and for Christ....)"

We do not know when we will meet Him, but as our sister encouraged us, perchance (possibly), He will be there hidden just beyond the bend or at the turn, the curve. Let's enter INTO this Grace.