The Glorious By and By

It may be far, it may be near

Author: Unknown
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It may be far, it may be near,
There is a hope, there is a fear,
But in the future waiting, I
Shall Jesus see, yes, "by and by."

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
But in the future waiting, I
Shall Jesus see, yes, "by and by."

2 Impatient soul, and murmuring heart,
Your murmuring cease and bear your part
Of pain and labor on life's road,
For soon 'twill lead thee to thy God.

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
There's pain and labor on life's road,
But soon 'twill lead thee to thy God.

3 Yes, "by and by" will soon be now,
And God will wipe each tear-stained brow;
The Lamb shall feed them from the throne,
To living fountains lead his own.

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
The Lamb shall feed them from the throne,
To living fountains lead his own.

4 O verdant fields! O shining shore!
The Lamb of God spreads wide the door;
Ah, golden city, surely I
Shall see thy glories "by and by."

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
Ah, golden city! surely I
Shall see thy glories "by and by."

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #84

Author: Unknown

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Text Information

First Line: It may be far, it may be near
Title: The Glorious By and By
Author: Unknown
Refrain First Line: By and by, yes, by and by

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Instances

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #906

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Hymns New and Old, No. 2: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #152

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #84

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #253

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