Earthly ties are breaking, breaking

Earthly ties are breaking, breaking

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Earthly ties are breaking, breaking]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Earthly ties are breaking, breaking,
Sundered as the years roll on;
Fondest hopes are waning, wanting,
Gliding from us one by one.
There’s nothing abiding but heav’n alone,
But heav’n alone;
Our treasures with Jesus we’ll find by and by,
Yes, we’ll find by and by.

2 Jesus’ work is calling, calling,
Few the earnest call obey;
Faithful souls are toiling, toiling,
Lab’ring while ‘tis called today.
There’s nothing abiding but heav’n alone,
But heav’n alone;
If working for Jesus we’ll rest by and by,
Yes, we’ll rest by and by.

3 Earthly toils are ceasing, ceasing,
Toilers homeward wend their way;
Angel bands are flying, flying,
Bearing them to realms of day.
There’s nothing abiding but heav’n alone,
But heav’n alone;
If dying for Jesus we’ll live by and by,
Yes, we’ll live by and by.

4 Earthly scenes are fading, fading,
Christian! upward turn thine eye;
Heav’nly beams are bright’ning,
We shall reign with Him on high.
There’s nothing abiding but heav’n alone,
But heav’n alone;
If suff’ring with Jesus we’ll reign by and by,
Yes, we’ll reign by and by.

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #132

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

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First Line: Earthly ties are breaking, breaking
Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: There's nothing abiding but heaven alone

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