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The fires of the sun shall be quenched

The fires of the sun shall be quenched

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [The fires of the sun shall be quenched at last]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Full Text

1. The fires of the sun shall be quenched at last,
And the steadfast stars be gone;
But souls of the ransomed shall live in strength,
And they still shall be going on.

Refrain
Going on, going on,
They still shall be going on;
Forever and aye, through eternal day,
They still shall be going on.

2. As souls that remember and feel and thrill,
We shall live when seas are dry;
As separate beings, to love and will,
We shall live, nevermore to die. [Refrain]

3. From glory to glory our path shall be,
And from grace to perfect grace;
Through all the wide years of eternity,
We shall look on our dear Lord’s face.
Going on, going on,
We still shall be going on;
Forever and aye, through eternal day,
We still shall be going on.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1952

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The fires of the sun shall be quenched
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Going on, going on

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1952
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)



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