Scripture Verse

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Introduction

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Horatio R. Palmer
1834–1907

Words: Chris­to­pher R. Black­all, in Songs of Love for the Bi­ble School, ed­it­ed by Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1874).

Music: Ho­ra­tio R. Pal­mer (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Black­all or Pal­mer, would you ?

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Christopher R. Blackall
1830–1924

Lyrics

The prize is set before us,
To win, His words implore us,
The eye of God is o’er us
From on high (from on high);
His loving tones are calling
While sin is dark, appalling,
’Tis Jesus gently calling,
He is nigh (He is nigh).

Refrain

By and by we shall meet Him,
By and by we shall greet Him,
And with Jesus reign in glory,
By and by (by and by);
By and by we shall meet Him,
By and by we shall greet Him,
And with Jesus reign in glory,
By and by.

We’ll follow where He leadeth,
We’ll pasture where He feedeth,
We’ll yield to Him who pleadeth
From on high (from on high);
Then naught from Him shall sever,
Our hope shall brighten ever,
And faith shall fail us never,
He is nigh (He is nigh).

Refrain

Our home is bright above us,
No trials dark to move us,
But Jesus dear to love us
There on high (there on high);
We’ll give Him best endeavor,
And praise His name forever;
His precious words can never,
Never die (never die).

Refrain