Scripture Verse

God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

Introduction

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Lewis E. Jones
1865–1936

Words & Mu­sic: Lew­is E. Jones, 1903. Ap­peared in The Fin­est of the Wheat No. 3, ed­it­ed by George D. El­der­kin, Charles C. Mc­Cabe, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, Hen­ry L. Gil­mour & Frank­lin A. Har­din (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: George D. El­der­kin, 1904), num­ber 40 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the lyr­i­cist as Ed­gar Lew­is, one of Jones’ pseu­do­nyms.

Lyrics

Tho’ dark the path my feet may tread,
It is a joy to know
There’ll be no shadows
On the other side;
We should not fear the wildest storm,
But sing as on we go,
There’ll be no shadows
On the other side.

Refrain

There’ll be no shadows, no shadows,
Jesus is the sunshine of that land so fair;
There’ll be no shadows, no shadows,
Pain and death can never enter there.

Life’s brightest day may have its clouds,
But still our hearts should sing,
There’ll be no shadows
On the other side;
’Twill not be long till cares are o’er
And we are with the King;
There’ll be no shadows
On the other side.

Refrain

We’re marching homeward to a land
Where weary feet may rest;
There’ll be no shadows
On the other side;
No pain or sorrow e’er can touch
The regions of the blest;
There’ll be no shadows
On the other side.

Refrain