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Some Day, it Won't be Long

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1 Some day I’ll cross the mystic stream,
It won’t be long, it may be soon;
Some day I’ll lay my burdens down,
It won’t be long, it may be soon;
Some day I’ll reach the golden shore,
And dwell with Jesus evermore,
I’ll meet the ones who’ve gone before,
It won’t be long, it may be soon.

Refrain:
There’ll be no sorrow there,
There’ll be no sorrow there,
In heav’n above, where all is love.

2 Some day this mortal life shall cease,
It won’t be long, it may be soon;
Some day I’ll see my Savior’s face,
It won’t be long, it may be soon;
Some day I’ll leave this vale of tears,
Forget the struggles of long years,
I’ll know no sorrow, pain, nor fears;
It won’t be long, it may be soon. [Refrain]

3 He’s coming back with glory rare,
It won’t be long, it may be soon;
We’ll rise to meet Him in the air,
It won’t be long, it may be soon;
If He should call me, this I know:
I’m saved and ready now to go,
I’m waiting with my heart aglow;
It won’t be long, it may be soon. [Refrain]

4 Then as you travel on life’s way,
Thro’ waters deep, or billows’ foam;
You may have Jesus as your stay,
He’ll walk with you and lead you home.
O brother, will you let Him in?
He’ll save and keep you free from sin,
Till heaven’s door you enter in;
It won’t be long, it may be soon. [Refrain]

Source: The Modern Hymnal #268

Author: Luther B. Bridgers

Luther Burgess Bridgers Born at Margarettsville, NC, son of a minister who conducted revival meetings, he assisted his father conducting meetings (1904-1913). He attended Asbury College at Wilmore, KY, and met his wife, Sarah Jane (Sallie) Veatch in 1905 while there. They had three sons: Luther Hughes, Allen Veatch, and James Marvin. He pastored Methodist Episcopal congregations in KY, NC, and GA, first pastoring in Perry, FL, before doing evangelistic work. He evangelized in the southern U S. He was also known for his fine singing voice and would sing at each meeting. Tragedy struck while he was conducting a revival in Middlesboro, KY, in 1911. Having left his wife and three sons to visit his wife’s parents while he was away, he learned… Go to person page >

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First Line: Some day I'll cross the mystic stream
Title: Some Day, it Won't be Long
Author: Luther B. Bridgers
Refrain First Line: There'll be no sorrow there
Copyright: Public Domain

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