Scripture Verse

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. 2 Timothy 4:7


William H. Bathurst (1796–1877)

Words: Will­iam H. Bath­urst, in A Se­lect­ion of Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ar­chi­bald Al­ex­an­der (New York: Jo­na­than Lea­vitt/Crock­er & Brew­ster, 1831).

Music: Green Hill (Peace) Al­bert L. Peace, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Albert L. Peace (1844–1912)


Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls His own;
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?

Is not e’en death a gain to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close
To open them in Hea­ven.

Their toils are past, their work is done,
And they are fully blest;
They fought the fight, the vic­to­ry won,
And entered into rest.

Then let our sorrows cease to flow;
God has recalled His own;
But let our hearts, in every woe,
Still say, Thy will be done.