Into the darkness or light

When you have come to the ending of life

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [When you have come to the ending of life]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 When you have come to the ending of life,
When you have finished its labor and strife,
When you have whispered your final farewell,
Where will you go, precious soul, can you tell?

Into the darkness or into the light,
Into the day or into the night,
Soon from this world will your spirit take flight
Into the darkness, or into the light.

2 Into the glory of heaven so bright,
Into the realm where the Lamb is the light,
Only the ransomed, the purchased with blood,
Enter forever to dwell with their God. [Refrain]

3 Into the blackness of darkness and woe
Sinners with weeping and trembling shall go—
Into the depth of eternal despair—
Think of it, soul; will you choose to go there? [Refrain]

4 All of the righteous are children of light,
All of the wicked are sons of the night;
Soon to his place will each hasten away,
Sinners to darkness and saints to the day. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #63

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

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First Line: When you have come to the ending of life
Title: Into the darkness or light
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Copyright: Public Domain


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