Then shall I know even as also I am known.@1 Corinthians 13:12
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

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

W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

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.

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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.

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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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