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The Glad Home Gathering

By and by I know there'll be, by the shining crystal sea

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [By and by I know there'll be, by the shining crystal sea]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 By and by I know there’ll be, by the shining crystal sea,
Such a glad home-gath’ring, by and by;
When we walk the golden strand in that bright and blessed land,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by.

Refrain:
There will be a glad home-gath’ring by and by,
There will be a glad home-gath’ring by and by;
When the Lord shall bid us come to His bright, celestial home,
To the glad home-gath’ring by and by.

2 Friend with friend again will meet, O the welcome will be sweet,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by;
We shall meet to part no more, on that fair and blissful shore,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by. [Refrain]

3 Christ the Lamb shall be our light, we shall walk with Him in white,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by;
He will wipe away our tears, he will banish all our fears,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by. [Refrain]

4 There’s an invitation free, and it comes to you and me,
To the glad home-gath’ring by and by;
“Whosoever will” may share in the joyful meeting there,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by. [Refrain]

5 Praise the Lord! I’m going too, now by faith the scene I view,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by;
By His grace and mercy free, with the ransomed I will be,
At the glad home-gath’ring by and by. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #64

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By and by I know there'll be, by the shining crystal sea
Title: The Glad Home Gathering
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There will be a glad home gathering
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Bright Melodies #9

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Heart Cheering Songs #9

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Our Hymns #128

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Praise and Promise #64

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Praise and Rejoicing #114

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Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #129

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #128

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