Scripture Verse

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away.@Luke 21:33
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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Hymns for To­day, ed­it­ed by James H. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Mu­sic House, 1920), num­ber 123.

Music: Be­lén James H. Fill­more, Sr., 1920 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as Lou­is Le Saint, Fill­more’s pseu­do­nym.

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Lyrics

Christ’s everlasting Gospel
Is ringing out again
Its message of salvation,
Its peace, good will to men;
Tho’ sin has hurled its weapons,
And evil hosts assailed,
The Gospel of Christ Jesus
Has evermore prevailed.

Refrain

Our king shall come in glory
His conquering cross we hail!
The power of His salvation
Shall never, never fail!

Sometimes the sky is darkened,
And stormy clouds appear,
But still, beyond the shadows,
The light is bright and clear;
The God of truth has spoken;
His word will never fail;
The Gospel of Christ Jesus
Shall more and more prevail.

Refrain

The faith wherein is victory
In Jesus we proclaim;
Tho’ earthly thrones may perish,
Still lives Emmanuel’s name;
Our voices swell with triumph,
Above earth’s threatening gales;
The Gospel of Christ Jesus
Thru every age prevails.

Refrain