B. S. Ingemann; S. Baring-Gould, Tr.

THROUGH the night of doubt and sorrow

Onward goes the pilgrim band,

Singing songs of expectation,

Marching to the Promised Land.


Clear before us through the darkness

Gleams and burns the guiding light;

Brother clasps the hand of brother,

Stepping fearless through the night.


One the light of God’s own presence

O’er His ransomed people shed,

Chasing far the gloom and terror,

Brightening all the path we tread;


One the object of our journey,

One the faith which never tires,

One the earnest looking forward,

One the hope our God inspires:


One the strain that lips of thousands

Lift as from the heart of one;

One the conflict, one the peril,

One the march in God begun;


One the gladness of rejoicing

On the far eternal shore,

Where the one almighty Father

Reigns in love forevermore.


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