by George Cooper (1840 - 1927)

We will keep a bright lookout
Language: English 
We will keep a bright lookout, 
That we do not go astray; 
We will keep a bright lookout, 
Night and day; 

Tho' we are a youthful band, 
We will work with heart and hand, 
Till we gain the starry land, 
Far away. 

Chorus: 
We'll all be happy, 
All be happy, 
Happy in the land far away. 

We will keep a bright lookout, 
While upon the earth we stay, 
We will keep a bright lookout 
Night and day; 

O! our hearts are stout and strong, 
And we'll seek to conquer wrong, 
Till we sing the victor's song, 
Far away. 

We will keep a bright lookout, 
Jesus will our care repay; 
We will keep a bright lookout 
Night and day;
 
We will steadily push on 
Till our labor here is done, 
And the heavenly crown is won, 
Far away. 

We will keep a bright lookout, 
And our Saviour's word obey, 
We will keep a bright lookout, 
Night and day. 

If we strive to do our best, 
God will take us to his breast, 
And his peaceful home of rest, 
Far away.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 36
Word count: 179