Scripture Verse

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10

Introduction

Words: Charles J. But­ler, 1898. Pub­lished in Heart Cheer­ing Songs (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1899), num­ber 19.

Music: Du­luth Charles J. But­ler, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles J. Butler

Lyrics

I shall lay the cross aside,
Some day, some glad day;
Safely pass to Canaan’s side,
Some day, some glad day;
If I live a life of prayer,
And the cross for Jesus bear,
I a glorious crown shall wear,
Some day, some glad day.

I the sinners’ friend shall see,
Some day, some glad day;
See the wounds once made for me,
Some day, some glad day;
I shall press close to His side,
Who for me was crucified,
And shall then be satisfied,
Some day, some glad day.

I shall meet the friends of yore,
Some day, some glad day;
And with them the Lamb adore,
Some day, some glad day;
There at Jesus’ sacred feet
Saints of every clime I’ll meet,
Hold with them communion sweet,
Some day, some glad day.

I shall lean on Jesus’ breast,
Some day, some glad day;
Find a sweet, a perfect rest,
Some day, some glad day;
On that bright eternal shore
All our sorrows will be o’er;
We shall meet to part no more.
Some day, some glad day.