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Some joyful day

Some day, when all life's surges

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Some day, when all life's surges]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Some day, when all life’s surges
And storms of time are o’er,
Our bark shall safely anchor
On Canaan’s peaceful shore;
Some day, when all the tumult
And din of war shall cease,
The saints shall all be gathered
Within the port of peace.

Some day, O joyful day!
This world shall pass away;
Upon that fair celestial shore,
We’ll meet to part no more.

2. Some day, in realms of glory
My Savior I shall see,
And tell the wondrous story
Of Him who died for me;
Some day I’ll join the chorus
Of angel choirs above,
Some day with all the ransomed
I’ll sing His deathless love. [Refrain]

3. Some day, I’ll meet the loved ones
Who long have passed away,
And nevermore be parted
Through Heav’n’s eternal day;
Some day, arrayed in brightness,
The Lamb shall I behold;
Some day in robes of whiteness
I’ll walk the streets of gold. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6186

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some day, when all life's surges
Title: Some joyful day
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: Some day, O joyful day


The Cyber Hymnal #6186
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