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By and by, we shall know Jesus

By and by, we shall know Jesus

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [By and by we shall know Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. By and by we shall know Jesus,
by and by, oh, by and by;
Even now He looks and sees us,
journeying toward His home on high.
And He smiles upon us, saying,
By and by, oh, by and by,
Cares and trials you’ll be laying
with your earthly garments by.

Oh by and by, oh sing it softly,
Thinking not of earthly care,
But the by and by of Heaven
Waiting for us over there.

2. By and by we shall be standing,
by and by, oh, by and by,
At fair heaven’s shining landing,
while the river murmurs by,
And our friends will round us gather,
by and by, oh, by and by,
Saying Welcome, for the Father
loves to have His children nigh. [Refrain]

3. By and by! we say it gently,
looking on our peaceful dead,
And we do not think of earth life,
but of Heaven’s sweet life instead.
By and by we all shall gather,
by and by, oh, by and by,
In the life of God our Father
that shall know no by and by. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #701

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By and by, we shall know Jesus
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: By and by, O sing it softly
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #701
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The Cyber Hymnal #701

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