Scripture Verse

Meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

Words: Ada J. Blenk­horn, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 5, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, How­ard Ent­wisle & Frank M. Da­vis (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1898) num­ber 27.

Music: J. How­ard Ent­wisle (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Ada J. Blenkhorn
(1858–1927)

Lyrics

Again in all His beauty the Lord shall come,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by;
To meet His faithful children and call them home,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by.

Refrain

Going by and by, going by and by;
I’ll be there to answer when the Savior calls,
Going to meet Him by and by.

How glad will be the morning when I shall rise,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by;
To meet my Savior coming from out the skies,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by.

Refrain

I’ll hear the trumpet sounding so loud and clear,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by;
The day is not far distant, ’tis drawing near,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by.

Refrain

Will you be glad to meet Him on that great day?
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by;
He bids you to be ready, to watch and pray,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by.

Refrain

With shouting and hosannas the earth shall ring,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by;
And I shall soon behold Him, my Lord, my king,
I’m going to meet my Jesus by and by.

Refrain