Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Tho­mas J. La­ney, 1914. Af­ter suf­fer­ing a life threat­en­ing ill­ness, La­ney wrote the song up­on hear­ing a ser­mon by the el­o­quent S. L. Pru­ett dur­ing the great re­viv­al at the [Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal] Church, Eul­a­ton [Al­a­ba­ma], Au­gust, 1914 (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
Thomas J. Laney
1878–1953

Lyrics

’Tis a sweet and glorious thought
That comes to me,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
Jesus saved my soul
From death, and now I’m free,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on.

Refrain

I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on.
Thru eternity I’ll live on;
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on,
Thru eternity I’ll live on.

When my body’s slumbering
In the cold, cold clay,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
There to sleep in Jesus
Till the judgment day,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on.

Refrain

When the world’s on fire
And darkness veils the sun,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
Men will cry and to
The rocks and mountains run,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on.

Refrain

In the glory-land,
With Jesus on the throne,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
Thru eternal ages
Singing, home, sweet home,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on.

Refrain