Some happy day

In dreams I hear a song so sweet

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [In dreams I hear a song so sweet]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In dreams I hear a song so sweet
That waking I would fain repeat
Its melody, but failing say,
“I’ll sing it, if God wills, some day.”

Chorus:
Some day, some day, some happy day,
When God shall wipe all tears away;
That day, that day so bright, I’ll sing
That heav’nly song before my King.

2 Tho' dim the vision of the throng,
And faint the echo of the song,
I seem to hear the voices say,
“’Twill all be real some happy day.” [Chorus]

3 It may be that I shall now know
The way, when comes my time to go;
But in my Father’s hand I’ll lay
My own, and He shall show the way. [Chorus]

4 “Some day,” I say in faith, and wait
The op’ning of the heav’nly gate;
Come soon or late, that time will be
The dawn of heav’n’s sweet rest for me. [Chorus]


Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #39

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: In dreams I hear a song so sweet
Title: Some happy day
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Some day, some day, some happy day

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Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #39

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