Scripture Verse

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.@John 14:6
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Albert Midlane
(1825–1909)

Words: Al­bert Mid­lane, Sep­tem­ber 10, 1861.

Music: Tyre Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett (1805–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry J. Gauntlett
(1805–1876)
© National Portrait Gallery

Passing onward, quickly passing;
But, I ask thee, whither bound?
Is it to the many mansions,
Where eternal rest is found?
Passing onward, passing onward,
Tell me, sinner, whither bound?

Passing onward, quickly passing;
Naught the wheels of time can stay;
Sweet the thought that some are going
To the realms of perfect day;
Passing onward, passing onward,
Christ their leader, Christ their way.

Passing onward, quickly passing;
Many on the downward road;
Careless of their souls immortal,
Heeding not the call of God,
Passing onward, passing onward,
Trampling on the Savior’s blood.

Passing onward, quickly passing;
Time its course will quickly run;
Still we hear the fond entreaty
Of the ever gracious One:
Come and welcome, come and welcome,
’Tis by Me that life is won.