Scripture Verse

The angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1–2


Eben E. Rexford (1848–1916)

Words: Eb­en E. Rex­ford, in The Charm, by Phi­lip Bliss (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Ca­dy, 1871), page 9.

Music: Phi­lip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)


By and by we shall know Je­sus,
By and by, oh, by and by;
Even now He looks and sees us,
Journeying to­ward His home on high.
And He smiles up­on us, say­ing,
By and by, oh, by and by,
Cares and tri­als you’ll be lay­ing
With your earth­ly gar­ments by.


Oh by and by, oh sing it soft­ly,
Thinking not of earth­ly care,
But the by and by of Hea­ven
Waiting for us ov­er there.

By and by we shall be stand­ing,
By and by, oh, by and by,
At fair Hea­ven’s shin­ing land­ing,
While the ri­ver mur­murs by,
And our friends will round us ga­ther,
By and by, oh, by and by,
Saying Wel­come, for the Fa­ther
Loves to have His child­ren nigh.


By and by! we say it gent­ly,
Looking on our peace­ful dead,
And we do not think of earth life,
But of Hea­ven’s sweet life in­stead.
By and by we all shall ga­ther,
By and by, oh, by and by,
In the life of God our Fa­ther
That shall know no by and by.