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Better days are coming

Better days are coming

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Better days are coming]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Better days are coming, when the truth shall make men free,
When the right shall conquer all the wrong that should not be,
When shall reign in glory, Jesus over land and sea,
Better days, brighter days, in that glad new time shall be!

Better days of glory bright,
Better days of joy and light;
Better days when truth and right
Shall conquer ev’ry wrong.
Better days, when Christ shall be
King o’er ev’ry land and sea!
Then shall earth from sin be free
And sing the victor’s song.

2 Better days are coming, when through all the whole wide world,
Over ev’ry nation shall love’s banner be unfurled;
And the hosts of evil shall fore’er be backward hurled,
Better days, brighter days, in that glad new time shall be! [Refrain]

3 Better days are coming, when a human brotherhood
Shall join hands for Jesus in a common cause for good;
When for Christ and others we’ll be doing what we should,
Better days, brighter days, in that glad new time shall be! [Refrain]

4 Better days are coming, lift, oh, lift your eyes today;
Fields are white to harvest, we are near the better day,
When our Lord and Savior shall forevermore hold sway;
Better days, brighter days, in that glad new time shall be! [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #3

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Better days are coming
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Better days of glory bright