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Crossing over

Representative Text

1 "One by one" the bonds are severed,
Binding hearts together here;
"One by one," new ties are added
To the land that knows no tear.

Chorus:
Gath'ring home, gath'ring home,
"One by one," we're gathering home;
Soon we'll all be gathered home,
Gathered "one by one."
Gath'ring home, gath'ring home,
"One by one," we're gathering home;
Soon we'll all be gathered home,
Gathered "one by one."

2 "One by one," we cease our toiling
For the Master here below;
By the angel bauds attended
To our endless rest we go. [Chorus]

3 "One by one," we're gath'ring yonder,
Out of every clime and land,
"One by one," we're crossing over,
To the distant heavenly strand. [Chorus]

4 "One by one," the Savior calls us
In his perfect bliss to share;
May we for the call be ready
O, may none be missing there! [Chorus]


Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #31

Author: Tullius C. O'Kane

O'Kane, Tullius Clinton, an American writer, born March 10, 1830, is the author of "O sing of Jesus, Lamb of God" (Redemption); and "Who, who are these beside the chilly wave?" (Triumph in Death), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878 and 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One by one, the bonds are severed
Title: Crossing over
Author: Tullius C. O'Kane
Refrain First Line: May we gather at the river
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #40

Gems of Praise for Sabbath Schools #d23

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Glorious Things in Sacred Song for use in Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings #71

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Great Joy! #79

Harvest Bells No. 1 #d66

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Joy to the World #31

Pearls of Truth in Song #d55

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Songs for Worship #29

Songs of the Soul #d130

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Sparkling Rubies #56

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The Shining Light #139

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Unfading Treasures #187

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