Beautiful By and By

Over the river of Jordan we'll meet

Author: Frank M. Davis
Tune: [Over the river of Jordan we'll meet]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Over the River of Jordan we’ll meet,
In the beautiful by-and-by;
Loved ones long gone on before we shall greet,
In the beautiful by-and-by.
Ties of affection are broken no more,
Life is a treasure sublime on the shore,
Angelic bands wait to welcome us o’er,
In the beautiful by-and-by.

2 Joy will illumine each step of our way,
In the beautiful by-and-by;
Darkness will melt in the brightness of day,
In the beautiful by-and-by.
Yes, far away in the city of gold.
Teeming with pleasures to mortals untold,
We shall the face of our Saviour behold,
In the beautiful by-and-by.

3 Gladly we’ll join the sweet strains of the blest,
In the beautiful by-and-by;
Gladly we’ll enter the heavenly rest,
In the beautiful by-and-by.
Far from the shadows that darken this land,
We shall be one of a glorified band,
Led by the Father’s own bountiful hand,
In the beautiful by-and-by.

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #151

Author: Frank M. Davis

Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over the river of Jordan we'll meet
Title: Beautiful By and By
Author: Frank M. Davis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the beautiful by and by
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Bells of Heaven #d309

Echoes of Zion Nos. 1 & 2 #d103

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #151

Sunday School Chimes #d98

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The Master's Praise #76

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