In My Father’s house are many mansions.@John 14:2

J. Alex Jenkins, 1896.

Winfield S. Weeden (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Winfield S. Weeden (1847-1908)

What tho’ sad may be my plight,
’Mid the darkness of the night,
While I grope beneath the starless sky;
And tho’ lightnings round me play,
Rough and stormy be my way,
There’s a good time coming by and by.

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For by faith I see the strand,
Where the beckoning angels stand,
With a robe and crown for me,
Mine thro’ all eternity;
There’s a good time coming by and by.

Here no mortal friend will stay,
And upon the lonely way,
Oh, how oft I press with many a sigh;
Constant comes my Savior’s voice,
Weary pilgrim, now rejoice,
There’s a good time coming by and by.

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Let the tempter in his wrath
Set his minions round my path,
Let them seek my waning strength to try;
Need I care how strong they be?
Jesus whispers tenderly,
There’s a good time coming by and by.

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When I reach the river side,
See the fiercely rolling tide,
And the raging billows tossing high,
Then my joyful cry will be,
Jesus, Savior, pilot me,
For the good time now is drawing nigh.

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