After a While

After a while, our sky will be bright

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [After a while, our sky will be bright]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 After a while, our sky will be bright,
Sunshine will banish shadows of night,
Evil will cease our souls to defile;
We shall be happy, after a while.

After a while, with whispers of love,
Jesus will sweetly call us above;
Burdens will fall and heaven will smile;
Joy will enfold us, after a while.

2 After a while, the storm will be past,
Billows asleep, our anchor be cast;
We shall have reached the beautiful isle—
Heaven—our homeland, after a while. [Refrain]

3 After a while, the dear ones we miss,
We shall enfold again with a kiss;
Bliss will be ours, for there, with a smile,
Jesus will greet us, after a while. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #97

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: After a while, our sky will be bright
Title: After a While
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Calvary's Praises #97

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Crowns of Rejoicing #98

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The King of Glory #97

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