Scripture Verse

At evening time it shall be light. Zechariah 14:7

Introduction

Words: E. S. Roberts, in The Gos­pel Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Jen­nings & Pye, 1899), num­ber 118.

Music: Hart P. Danks (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Hart P. Danks
1834–1903

Lyrics

Will there be light at eventide,
When my bark unmoors for sea?
Will faith’s bright ray illume the way?
O will there be light for me?
Will there be light? O will there be light?
O will there be light for me, for me?
Will there be light at eventide,
When my bark unmoors for sea?

When I draw near the other shore,
Will there be a shining band
Of those I knew and loved on earth,
Awaiting me on the strand?
Will there be light? O will there be light?
O will there be light for me, for me?
Will there be light of faces bright,
On the banks of the crystal sea?

On yonder shore are the golden gates
That lead to the city fair;
Where Jesus stands, with outstretched hands,
To bid me welcome there.
There will be light, O there will be light,
O there will be light for me, for me.
He is the light of glory bright,
That shone on Calvary.