1 Despair not when dark, gloomy shadows
Athwart thy life’s pathway seem drawn;
Behind them God’s sunlight is gleaming
In brightness to cheer thee—hope on.
Hope on, hope on,
Despair not, but ever hope on,
Sunshine, brightness, will breath thro’ the clouds by and by.
2 Hope on, with full trust in God’s goodness;
Hope on, till life’s battle is won;
And tho’ friends disappoint and forsake thee,
One Friend is still faithful—hope on. [Refrain]
3 Hope on, tho’ life’s dark shadows lower!
Hope on, e’en tho’ hid seem life’s sun;
Its warm rays in effulgence are streaming
Behind ev’ry cloud—still hope on. [Refrain]
4 And thus hoping, thy life will grow brighter,
Till reflecting the light of life’s sun,
‘Twill illumine some pilgrim’s dark pathway,
Causing him to cheer and hope on. [Refrain]Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #118