Scripture Verse

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away. Luke 21:33

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Hymns for To­day, ed­it­ed by James H. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Mu­sic House, 1920), num­ber 123.

Music: Be­lén James H. Fill­more, Sr., 1920 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as Lou­is Le Saint, Fill­more’s pseu­do­nym.

Alternate Tunes:

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James H. Fillmore, Sr.
1849–1936

Lyrics

Christ’s ev­er­last­ing Gos­pel
Is ringing out again
Its message of sal­va­tion,
Its peace, good will to men;
Tho’ sin has hurled its weapons,
And evil hosts assailed,
The Gos­pel of Christ Je­sus
Has ev­er­more prevailed.

Refrain

Our king shall come in glo­ry
His conquering cross we hail!
The power of His sal­va­tion
Shall ne­ver, ne­ver fail!

Sometimes the sky is darkened,
And stormy clouds appear,
But still, beyond the shadows,
The light is bright and clear;
The God of truth has spoken;
His word will ne­ver fail;
The Gos­pel of Christ Je­sus
Shall more and more prevail.

Refrain

The faith wherein is vic­to­ry
In Je­sus we pro­claim;
Tho’ earthly thrones may perish,
Still lives Emmanuel’s name;
Our voices swell with triumph,
Above earth’s threatening gales;
The Gos­pel of Christ Je­sus
Thru every age prevails.

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