Scripture Verse

Then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Joy­ful Lays, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1884), num­ber 38. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ed­na L. Park, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
(1832–1915)

Lyrics

We shall reach the summer land,
Some sweet day, by and by;
We shall press the golden strand,
Some sweet day, by and by;
Oh, the loved ones watching there,
By the tree of life so fair,
Till we come their joy to share,
Some sweet day, by and by.

Refrain

By and by, some sweet day,
We shall meet our loved ones gone,
Some sweet day, by and by.

At the crystal river’s brink,
Some sweet day, by and by;
We shall find each broken link,
Some sweet day, by and by;
Then the star that, fading here,
Left our hearts and homes so drear,
We shall see more bright and clear,
Some sweet day, by and by.

Refrain

Oh, these parting scenes will end,
Some sweet day, by and by;
We shall gather friend with friend,
Some sweet day, by and by;
There before our Father’s throne,
When the mists and clouds have flown,
We shall know as we are known,
Some sweet day, by and by.

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