Through the night of doubt and sorrow,

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    CGS No.: 
    481

    Verse 1
    Through the night of doubt and sorrow,
    Onward goes the pilgrim band,
    Singing songs of expectation,
    Marching to the promised land

    Verse 2
    Clear before us through the darkness
    Gleams and burns the guiding light,
    Brother clasps the hand of brother,
    Stepping fearless through the night

    Verse 3
    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

    Verse 4
    One the object of our journey,
    One the faith which never tires,
    One the earnest looking forward,
    One the hope our God inspires

    Verse 5
    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

    Verse 6
    One the gladness of rejoicing
    On the far eternal shore,
    Where the one almighty Father
    Reigns in love for evermore

    Verse 7
    Onward therefore, pilgrim brothers,
    Onward with the Cross our aid!
    Bear its shame, and fight its battle,
    Till we rest beneath its shade

    Verse 8
    Soon shall come the great awaking,
    Soon the rending of the tomb;
    Then the scattering of all shadows,
    And the end of toil and gloom