Gospel Song – Never Grow Old

Gospel Song – Never Grow Old

Gospel Song – Never Grow Old.

This gospel classic was written by James Moore (1888-1962), in 1914. Moore was a Baptist preacher in Georgia who maintained his musical ministry throughout his life. He wrote over 500 gospel songs. For some reason, this song wasn’t published until 1930. It was considered to be “country gospel,” which was a genre mastered by James Moore. Ever since the 1930’s, the song has been equally shared by African American gospel and Southern gospel. That is still the case, this song being a bridge between traditional black and white churches, especially in the South. This song was inspired by a particular incident that James Moore experienced one Sunday. When visiting his dad’s church, he noticed that his dad, the musical director, was losing his voice. His dad’s voice was beginning to fail him in his old age. James knew that he wouldn’t be able to hear his dad’s singing much longer, and he wrote this song. It has resonated with people of every color and class ever since. This is a gospel song that lives true to its name… it never seems to grow old.

LYRICS – Never Grow Old

Refrain: Never grow old, never grow old, in a land where we’ll never grow old. (2x)

I have heard of a land on the faraway strand, this a beautiful home of the soul.

Built by Jesus on high, there we never shall die, this the land where we’ll never grow old.


When our work here is done and the life’s crown is won, and our troubles and trials are o’er,

All our sorrow will end, and our voices will blend with the loved ones who’ve gone on before.


In that beautiful home where we’ll never more roam, we shall be in the sweet bye and bye,

Happy praise to the King through eternity sing, tis a land where we never shall die.



“I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people. God Himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.'” (Revelation 21:4). “In Jerusalem, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world. It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat. There He will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth. He will swallow up death forever!” (Isaiah 25:6-8).