Lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.@Luke 21:28

Anna H. C. Howard, in The Wells of Salvation, edited by John Sweney & William. J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1881), number 56.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

There will be no sin nor pain
By and by, by and by;
All that’s dark will be made plain
By and by, by and by;
For the Lord will come again,
Oh, how glorious His reign!
Like the sunshine after rain,
By and by, by and by.

Refrain

By and by, by and by,
With our loved ones we shall meet,
And the story oft repeat,
Cast our crowns at Jesus’ feet,
By and by, by and by.

Then life’s lessons we shall learn
By and by, by and by;
Jesus’ words we shall discern
By and by, by and by;
He will banish every sigh,
Let us lift our heads on high;
Our redemption draweth nigh,
By and by, by and by.

Refrain

We shall see Him eye to eye
By and by, by and by;
We shall meet Him in the sky
By and by, by and by;
We shall hear His tender tone,
We shall be no more alone;
He is coming to His own
By and by, by and by.

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