Scripture Verse

Ye shall be gathered one by one. Isaiah 27:12

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: C. E. Skiles, in New Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Em­mett S. Dean (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Pub­lish­ing Board, 1918), num­ber 75 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Skiles’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

We are passing on to that heav’nly land
Where the saved have gone
At the Lord’s command,
Not a grief to know, not a doubt or fear,
For no clouds of woe ever there appear.

Refrain

Christ and friends to meet
At the golden dawn,
O the thought is sweet,
We are passing on!

We are passing on thro’ this life so fast,
Soon a day shall dawn
That will be our last,
Let us all prepare, ready, waiting be,
Heaven’s joys to share thro’ eternity.

Refrain

We are passing on where for aye we’ll rest,
Round the great white throne
With the pure and blest,
And with gladness sing songs of love and praise,
To the glorious King thro’ unending day!

Refrain