Just beyond where the shadows are falling
Is a bright, summer land, ever fair;
With the brilliance of day it is glowing,
And the night never falls over there.
The beautiful light is shining so clear,
Where darkness can never come;
Soon we shall have passed the shadowy vale,
And anchored in peace at home.
I’ll not fear when I pass through the valley,
Though encompassed by shadows of night,
For I know that beyond it is shining
An eternal and glorious light.
With His rod and His staff He will comfort,
When obscured is the light of the day;
If I trust in the word of His promise,
With His hand He will guide all the way.
Shall we weep when we know the departed
With their toils and their cares now are done,
And the bliss of eternity’s ages
In the presence of God is begun?