Scripture Verse

Ye shall be gathered one by one. Isaiah 27:12

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in Our Thank­ful Songs (Dal­ton, Georg­ia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1900).

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Anthony J. Showalter
(1858–1924)

Lyrics

One by one our friends are going on before,
Going on before, going on before,
Up to mansions that are ever bright and fair,
O say, shall we meet them up there?

Refrain

Gathering homeward one by one,
When their work on earth is done,
To those mansions bright and fair;
O say, shall we meet them up there?

One by one they gather on the golden shore,
Gather on the shore, gather on the shore,
Where they nevermore shall know a grief or care,
O say, shall we meet them up there?

Refrain

One by one they see the blessèd Savior’s face,
See Him face to face, see Him face to face,
And forevermore His glory they will share,
O say, shall we meet them up there?

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One by one they join to sing the glad new song,
Sing the glad new song, sing the glad new song;
Robes of righteousness they evermore shall wear,
O say, shall we meet them up there?

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