We are journeying unto the place of which the Lord said, I will give it to you.@Numbers 10:29
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Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright­est and Best, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 16.

Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Brighter and brighter the way is growing—
We will journey on;
Purer and clearer the streams are flowing—
We will journey on;
Streams that in peaceful murmurs glide,
Fed by a fountain deep and wide—
Cheered by their voice on every side,
We will journey on, we will journey on.

Brighter and brighter our hope is shining—
We will journey on;
Closer and closer our hearts are twining—
We will journey on;
Only a while we pause to rest
Under the cross that Jesus blessed;
Wearing His name on every breast,
We will journey on, we will journey on.

Firm to the arm of the Savior clinging—
We will journey on;
Sweeter and sweeter our songs are ringing—
We will journey on;
What if a passing cloud arise?
What if its gloom should veil our skies?
Touched by His hand, it fades, it dies—
We will journey on, we will journey on.

Nearer the mansions with beauty glowing—
We will journey on;
Nearer the flowers immortal growing—
We will journey on;
Nearer the tree of life so fair,
Nearer, the heav’nly fruit to share,
Glory to God! we’ll soon be there—
We will journey on, we will journey on.