Scripture Verse

The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Revelation 21:23

Introduction

Words: James H. Gad­dis, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 91.

Music: Green Bay J. L. Hodg­es, 1922 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hodg­es’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Gad­dis, would you ?

Lyrics

At set of sun when life is o’er,
And I on earth no longer dwell,
I shall not wander any more,
But be with Christ where all is well.

Refrain

O Heav’n so bright, beyond life’s shore;
Some glad sweet day, I’m going o’er
To be at rest from sin’s despair,
And dwell forever in God’s care!

I wonder, as on faith I lean,
If I shall be a wretch undone,
And what eternity will mean,
When I must stand before God’s Son.

Refrain

The Gospel light has led me through
The miry clay of shame and sin;
I’ll run my race with courage new,
Until a crown of life I win.

Refrain