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.
'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.
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.
Source: Beams of Heaven: Hymns of Charles Albert Tindley #40
|First Line:||A better day is coming, the morning draweth nigh|
|Title:||A better day is coming|
|Author (sts. 1, 2a, refrain):||Robert Lowry|
|Author (sts. 2b, 3) and Alterer (1, 2a, ref):||Charles Albert Tindley|
|Refrain First Line:||Tis coming by and by, 'Tis coming by and by|
|Notes:||The first stanza and the refrain are slightly altered from Lowry's text. The second stanza retains only the opening line of Lowry's. Stanzas 2b through 4 appear to be Tindley's independent work.|