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In the golden by and by

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1 In the golden by and by we shall meet again,
All the friends who have gone before;
There our friendship we’ll renew on yon Eden plain,
And be blest and happy evermore.

In the golden by and by,
We shall ever happy be,
In the golden by and by,
We shall praise God eternally.

2 In the golden by and by we shall know no care,
Neither sorrow, nor sin, nor pain;
All our tears are wiped away in that home so fair;
There we’ll never sigh nor weep again. [Refrain]

3 In the golden by and by we shall be at peace,
Ended all earthly toil and strife,
We shall enter into joys, that will never cease,
Heirs with Jesus thro’ eternal life. [Refrain]

4 In the golden by and by, oh, the prospect sweet!
We shall see the dear Lord we love,
And in fellowship of joy and in peace complete,
We shall ever live with Him above. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #32

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the golden by and by
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman



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Crowning Day No. 3 #32

Echoes of Zion Nos. 1 & 2 #d59

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Glory Bells #166

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