Scripture Verse

There shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 22:5

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Hark­ness, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness
(1880–1961)

Lyrics

When we cross the valley
There need be no shadows,
When life’s day is ended and its sorrows o’er;
When the summons comes to meet
The blessèd Savior,
When we rise to dwell
With Him forevermore.

Refrain

Shadows! no need of shadows
When at last we lay life’s burdens down;
Shadows! no need of shadows!
When at last we gain the victor’s crown.

When our loved ones leave us
There need be no shadows,
If their faith is fixed in Jesus as their Lord;
For they go to be with Him
Who died to save them,
To be with the One
Whom they have long adored.

Refrain

When He comes to meet us
There need be no shadows,
When He comes in all His glorious array;
When the trump of God shall sound
And loved ones waken,
When He leads us onward
With triumphant sway.

Refrain