Scripture Verse

Everyone who believes may have eternal life. John 3:15


Ina D. Ogdon (1872–1964)

Words: Ina D. Og­don, in The Cen­tu­ry Gos­pel Songs, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1901), num­ber 97.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc). Af­ter each re­frain, re­peat last three lines of the stan­za.

Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)


When our jour­ney shall be o’er,
And we lay our bur­dens down,
At the gate that stands ajar be­yond the sky,
When the saints are press­ing home
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn,
Tell me, bro­ther, will you meet me, by and by?


By and by, by and by,
Will you meet me in the morn­ing by and by?

From the cleft in yon­der Rock
Flows a cleans­ing, liv­ing stream;
Will you come and share its full and free sup­ply?
Will you wear a sno­wy robe
On that fair and fade­less day,
Shall we meet in life eter­nal, by and by?


Will you meet with friends again?
Will you hear your Sav­ior’s voice
Bid you wel­come to His Fa­ther’s home on high?
Will you join the vic­tor’s song
As it ech­oes round the throne,
On that re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing, by and by?