Words: , Life Mo­sa­ic, 1879.

Music: Light after Dark­ness, , Sac­red Songs and So­los. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Adelaide, , North­field Hymn­al with Al­ex­an­der’s Sup­ple­ment, 1907

Light after darkness, gain after loss,
Strength after weakness, crown after cross;
Sweet after bitter, hope after fears,
Home after wandering, praise after tears.

Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain,
Sight after mystery, peace after pain;
Joy after sorrow, calm after blast,
Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last.

Near after distant, gleam after gloom,
Love after loneliness, life after tomb;
After long agony, rapture of bliss,
Right was the pathway, leading to this.