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Some glad day

I shall lay the cross aside

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [I shall lay the cross aside]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I shall lay the cross aside,
Some day, some glad day;
Safely pass to Canaan’s side,
Some day, some glad day;
If I live a life of prayer,
And the cross for Jesus bear,
I a glorious crown shall wear,
Some day, some glad day.

2 I the sinners’ friend shall see,
Some day, some glad day;
See the wounds once made for me,
Some day, some glad day;
I shall press close to His side,
Who for me was crucified,
And shall then be satisfied,
Some day, some glad day.

3 I shall meet the friends of yore,
Some day, some glad day;
And with them the Lamb adore,
Some day, some glad day;
There at Jesus’ sacred feet
Saints of every clime I’ll meet,
Hold with them communion sweet,
Some day, some glad day.

4 I shall lean on Jesus’ breast,
Some day, some glad day;
Find a sweet, a perfect rest,
Some day, some glad day;
On that bright eternal shore
All our sorrows will be o’er;
We shall meet to part no more.
Some day, some glad day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11685

Author: Charles J. Butler

Charles J Butler USA 1860- Butler, a Methodist, speaks of a voyage he took from his home, Camden, NJ, as a bachelor, to Britain around 1894, stating he roamed around the British Isles for 14 months through Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Paris, dealing with ship stewards, street urchins, and visiting famous sights. He wrote about his trip in 1901. He later resided in Philadephia and was a salesman and musician. He wrote “Heart Melodies #3” with Charles Bentley (1897). He is possibly the listed secretary of the YMCA in Philadelphia in 1920. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I shall lay the cross aside
Title: Some glad day
Author: Charles J. Butler
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11685
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The Cyber Hymnal #11685

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