Pray without ceasing.@1 Thessalonians 5:17
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Mary S. Wheeler (1835-1919)

Mary S. Wheeler, in Gospel Hymns No. 3, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1878), number 57. The song was captioned with Last words of a faithful minister of Christ, who recently died in the hope of the gospel.

Philip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

Eternity dawns on my vision today,
Gather round me my loved ones to sing and to pray;
The shadows are past, and the veil is withdrawn,
Brightly now does the morn of eternity dawn.

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Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah, we sing!
Jesus conquered the grave, robbing death of its sting;
Hosanna! again let the glad anthem ring,
Sing and pray! Eternity dawns!

Eternity dawns! Oh, the glories that rise,
How they burst on my soul in its blissful surprise;
With rapture the gleam of the city I see,
Where the crown and the mansion are waiting for me.

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Eternity dawns! There will be no more night,
I am nearing the gates of the city of light;
The shadows of time are now passing away,
Tarry not, O my Savior, come quickly, I pray.

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Eternity dawns! Earth recedes from my view;
Weeping friends, now farewell, I must bid you adieu;
I’m resting in Jesus, His merits I plead,
Fear ye not, for my God shall supply all your need.

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Eternity dawns! ’Tis a source of content,
That in preaching salvation my life has been spent;
’Tis Jesus my all, and the Savior of men,
May His grace be upon you forever. Amen.

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