598. Will the Circle Be Unbroken

1 There are loved ones in the glory
Whose dear forms you often miss,
When you close your earthly story,
Will you join them in their bliss?

Refrain:
Will the circle be unbroken
by and by, yes, by and by?
In a better home awaiting
in the sky, in the sky?

2 In the joyous days of childhood,
Oft they told of wondrous love,
Pointed to the dying Savior,
Now they dwell with Him above. [Refrain]

3 You remember songs of heaven
Which you sang with childish voice,
Do you love the hymns they taught you,
Or are songs of earth your choice? [Refrain]

4 You can picture happy gath’rings
Round the fireside long ago,
And you think of tearful partings,
When they left you here below. [Refrain]

5 One by one their seats were empty,
One by one they went away,
Now the fam'ly is parted,
Will it be complete one day? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There are loved ones in the glory
Title: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Will the circle be unbroken
Meter: 8 7 8 7 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture:
Topic: Childhood; Everlasting Life; Family and Home (1 more...)
Copyright: © 1930, renewed 1948, Word Music (ASCAP)
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: UNBROKEN CIRCLE
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel, 1856-1932
Arranger: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, b. 1953
Meter: 8 7 8 7 with refrain
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © 1930, renewed 1948, Word Music (ASCAP)
Notes: Now Public Domain



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