The Land of Light and Song

We are pressing onward day by day

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [We are pressing onward day by day]
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1 We are pressing onward day by day,
To a country lying far away,
We would join the happy white robed throng,
In that blessed land of light and song.

Refrain:
O, that land of beauty we shall see,
In the morning of eternity,
And we’ll find the joy for which we long,
In that blessed land of light and song.

2 Tho’ our pathway lead thro’ sombre shade,
We will journey onward undismayed,
For we have the promise by and by,
Of a cloudless day beyond the sky. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ the sounds of sorrow oft we hear,
There’s a precious hope our hearts to cheer,
There will be no mournful undertone,
In the chorus sung before God’s throne. [Refrain]

4 In the light of heaven we shall know,
How His love has guided us below,
‘Mid the changing scenes of earthly days,
God attunes our souls to endless praise. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #126

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are pressing onward day by day
Title: The Land of Light and Song
Author: Jennie Wilson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, that land of beauty we shall see
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #126

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