1 Christian, so weary and faint on the road,
Seeking thy blessed Redeemer’s abode,
Darkness around thee and heavy thy load,
Afterward, afterward, list to the word.
“Afterward, afterward,” blessed refrain!
After the darkness, and sorrow and pain,
Blessing, and glory, and honor and gain,
“Afterward,” blessed refrain!
2 Courage, then, Christian, and still pressing on,
Keep to the pathway though daylight be gone;
Soon o’er the mountain shall burst the glad sun,
Afterward, afterward, cometh the dawn. [Refrain]
3 What though the tempest awhile may alarm,
Wild winds assail thee and threaten to harm?
Kept by thy Saviour’s omnipotent arm,
Afterward, afterward, cometh the calm. [Refrain]
4 What though the pestilence draw to thee nigh?
What though the arrows to kill thee may fly?
Sheltered in Jesus, they all shall pass by,
Afterward, afterward, glory on high. [Refrain]Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #90