The fires of the sun shall be quenched at last,And the steadfast stars be gone;But souls of the ransomed shall live in strength,And they still shall be going on.
Going on, going on,They still shall be going on;Forever and aye, through eternal day,They still shall be going on.
As souls that remember and feel and thrill,We shall live when seas are dry;As separate beings, to love and will,We shall live, nevermore to die.
From glory to glory our path shall be,And from grace to perfect grace;Through all the wide years of eternity,We shall look on our dear Lord’s face.
Going on, going on,We still shall be going on;Forever and aye, through eternal day,We still shall be going on.
’Tis the promise of God, full salvation to giveUnto him who on Jesus, His Son, will believe.
Hallelujah, ’tis done! I believe on the Son;I am saved by the blood of the crucified One;Hallelujah, ’tis done! I believe on the Son;I am saved by the blood of the crucified One.
Though the pathway be lonely, and dangerous, too,Surely Jesus is able to carry me through.
Many loved ones have I in yon heavenly throng,They are safe now in glory, and this is their song:
Little children I see standing close by their King,And He smiles as their song of salvation they sing:
There are prophets and kings in that throng I behold,And they sing as they march through the streets of pure gold:
There’s a part in that chorus for you and for me,And the theme of our praises forever will be:
God hath not promised skies always blue,Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;God hath not promised sun without rain,Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God hath promised strength for the day,Rest for the labor, light for the way,Grace for the trials, help from above,Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
God hath not promised we shall not knowToil and temptation, trouble and woe;He hath not told us we shall not bearMany a burden, many a care.
God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;Never a mountain rocky and steep,Never a river turbid and deep.