Over the age-old path the centuries have trod, Shone with its lustrous beams the golden light of God; Bright was the early morn of this great gospel day, When from the cross it gleamed and drove the night away.
Refrain: Shining in beauty now as in the morning, Driving the mists away, Ending the cloudy day, Cometh the truth arrayed in bright adorning, Ever to guide us onward in the way.
As an obscuring fog in later days there came Errors of heart and mind that hid truth’s sacred flame; Dark were the hearts that groped, with Rome’s traditions bound; Few to the heights attained where light and grace abound.
Evening has come at last, the earth is now aglow, Truth in its beauty shines and all its way may know; Welcome, O wondrous light, illuminate each heart, Knowledge of God’s blest will to every soul impart.
Help us to e’er be true and worthy of the light, Servants of Thine, O God, who ever do the right; One with all those who serve and love Thee would we be, Loyal while time shall last and through eternity.
The Gospel Trumpet Company, Melodies of Zion, 1926 (181)