Advent Hymnals

856. SOME SWEET DAY, BY AND BY

Christ in Song,

1.
We shall reach the summer land,
Some sweet day, by and by;
We shall press the golden strand,
Some sweet day, by and by;
O the loving welcome there,
By the tree of life so fair!
How we long that joy to share,
Some sweet day, by and by.

Refrain:
By and by,
Some sweet day,
We shall meet our lov'd ones gone,
Some sweet day, by and by.

2.
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]

3.
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.  [Refrain]

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Title Some Sweet Day, By and By
Key D Major
Titles By and by,
First Line We shall reach the summer land
Author Fanny J. Crosby
Year 1908
Composer W. H. Doane
Hymnal -
Tune We shall reach the summer land
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Meeting in Heaven; Special Selections: Solos; Special Selections: Choir or Quartet
Texts 1 Corinthians 13:12
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