There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.@Revelation 21:4
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Eben E. Rexford (1848–1916)

Verses 1–4 by Eben E. Rex­ford. 1873; last verse and last refrain by Richard W. Adams, 2019 (released to public domain). This song was extremely popular in its day, selling over three million copies.

Hart P. Danks (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hart P. Danks (1834–1903)

Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold.
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away;
Yes! my darling, you will be, will be,
Always young and fair to me.
Yes! my darling, you will be
Always young and fair to me.

Refrain

Darling, I am growing old,
Silver threads among the gold.
Shine upon my brow today;
Life is fading fast away.

When your hair is silver white
And your cheeks no longer bright
With the roses of the May,
I will kiss your lips and say:
Oh! my darling, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown,
Yes! my darling, mine alone,
You have never older grown,

Refrain

Love can nevermore grow old;
Locks may lose their brown and gold,
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow;
But the hearts that love will know
Never, never winter’s frost and chill;
Summer warmth is in them still,
Never winter’s frost and chill,
Summer warmth is in them still.

Refrain

Love is always young and fair;
What to us is silver hair,
Faded cheeks or steps grown slow,
To the hearts that beat below?
Since I kissed you, mine alone, alone,
You have never older grown,
Since I kissed you, mine alone,
You have never older grown,

Refrain

Soon we’ll join the Shepherd’s fold,
There we’ll nevermore grow old;
Ageless with the saints on high,
Ne’er again to fade and die;
Cheeks abloom once more like month of May,
Eyes asparkle, fair as day;
For the Lamb has set us free,
Free to love eternally.

Yes, my darling, we will be
Always young and fair and free;
Shining bright in Heav’n above,
Resting in immortal love.