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Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break

Some day the silver cord will break, And earthly dreams and vigils cease

Author: Fanny Crosby (Ida Scott Taylor)
Tune: [Some day the silver cord will break] (Doane)
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Some day the silver cord will break,
And earthly dreams and vigils cease;
My spirit will its clay forsake,
And find the haven-land of peace.

The silver cord some day will break,
And I to endless joys awake;
O then for me shall life be done,
Eternal life and heav’n be won!

2 Some day for me the Lord shall call,
With gentle whisper in my ear;
The silver cord will loose and fall,
When I his tender voice shall hear. [Refrain]

3 O, when shall break life’s silver cord,
And when the morn of morns I see,
With friends I love, my King and Lord
At heaven’s gate shall welcome me. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #172

Author: Fanny Crosby (Ida Scott Taylor)

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some day the silver cord will break, And earthly dreams and vigils cease
Title: Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break
Author: Fanny Crosby (Ida Scott Taylor)
Refrain First Line: The silver cord some day will break



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d136

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Glorious Praise #172

Hymns of the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ #d155

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #81

Notes of Gladness #d117

Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d217

Sacred Songs for the Baptist Young People's Union 10th International Convention #20

Song Evangel #d134

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The Best of All #210

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The Christian Church Hymnal #369

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The Old Story in Song #57

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #289

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #122

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Voices of Victory #190

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