Scripture Verse

I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3

Introduction

Words: ‘M’, 1905. Ap­peared in Songs of Re­demp­tion and Praise, ed­it­ed by John A. Da­vis & John R. Cle­ments (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1906), page 136.

Music: W. Still­man Mar­tin (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the ly­ri­cist’s name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Mar­tin, would you ?

portrait
W. Stillman Martin
1862–1935

Lyrics

All our trials will be over when our Lord shall come;
He is coming by and by;
All our pilgrimage will cease when we arrive at home,
He is coming by and by.

Refrain

He may come at the midnight or the morning,
He may come at the brightness of the noon;
We will watch, we will pray,
We will labor every day,
For we know He is coming very soon.

How our hearts will be made happy when we see His face;
He is coming by and by;
And the theme of all our praise will be redeeming grace,
He is coming by and by.

Refrain

Not as sacrifice for sinners will He come again;
He is coming by and by;
But as King of kings and Lord of lords He comes to reign,
He is coming by and by.

Refrain