A Better Day is Coming

A better day is coming, A morning promised long

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [A better day is coming] (Lowry)
Published in 17 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1. A better day is coming, the morning draweth nigh,
   When girded right with holy might shall overthrow the wrong.
   When Christ our Lord shall listen To every plaintive sigh,
   And stretch His hand o'er every land in justice by and by.
   
   Chorus:
   'Tis coming by and by, (Yes, by and by) 'Tis coming by and by, (and by)
   A better day is coming, the morning draweth night,
   'Tis coming by and by, 'Tis coming by and by, (and by)
   The welcome dawn is hastening on, Tis coming by and by. (and by)
   
2. The boast of haughty error no more shall fill the land,
   While men enraged, their power engaged, to kill their fellow man,
   But God the Lord shall triumph, and Satan's host shall fly,
   For wrong must cease and righteousness shall conquer by and by.
   [Chorus]
   
3. No more will angry nations in deadly conflict meet,
   While children cry and parents die in conquest or defeat,
   For Jesus Christ the Captain, Will give the battle cry,
   The Holy Ghost will lead the host to victory by and by.[Chorus]
   
4. No more shall lords and rulers their helpless victims press,
   And bar the door against the poor and leave them in distress,
   But God, the King of Glory, Who hears the ravens cry,
   Will give command that every man have plenty by and by.
   [Chorus]

Source: Beams of Heaven: hymns of Charles Albert Tindley #40

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A better day is coming, A morning promised long
Title: A Better Day is Coming
Author: Robert Lowry
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Coming by and by, coming by and by
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Tindley's publications include the disclaimer, "This is an old song re-written by Rev. Chas. A. Tindley, D.D." The original hymn is by Robert Lowry, A better day is coming.

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Beams of Heaven #40

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The Cyber Hymnal #356

Include 15 pre-1979 instances
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