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