We are journeying unto the place of which the Lord said, I will give it you.@Numbers 10:29
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Bright Jewels for the Sunday School, edited by Robert Lowry (New York: Biglow & Main, 1869), number 41.

W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

’Twill not be long, our journey here;
Each broken sigh and falling tear
Will soon be gone, and all will be
A cloudless sky, a waveless sea.

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Roll on, dark stream,
We dread not thy foam;
The pilgrim is longing for home, sweet home.

’Twill not be long; the yearning heart
May feel its every hope depart,
And grief be mingled with its song;
We’ll meet again; ’twill not be long.

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Though sad we mark the closing eye,
Of those we loved in days gone by,
Yet sweet in death their latest song—
We’ll meet again; ’twill not be long.

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These checkered wilds, with thorns o’erspread,
Through which our way so oft is led—
This march of time, with truth so strong,
Will end in bliss; ’twill not be long.

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