Dark is the Night

Words by Fanny J. Crosby Music by T. E. Perkins

"Dark is the night, and cold the wind is blowing.
Nearer and nearer comes the breakers' roar;”




When I was chorister in Mr. Moody's Sunday school, on the north side of Chicago, we frequently u'«ed this hymn. On the memorable Sunday night v hen the city was destroyed by fire, and I had made my escape in a small boat out into Lake Michigan, this song came to my mind, and as I sat there watching the city burn I sang:

"Dark is the night, and cold the wind is blowing,
Nearer and nearer comes the breakers' roar;
Where shall I go, or whither fly for refuge?
Hide me, my Father, till the storm is o'er.”