1 Some golden daybreak, some resplendent morn,
Life’s journey ended, all its burdens borne,
I shall awaken on that peaceful shore
Where pain and grief and sin will reach me nevermore.
Then I shall meet Him, meet my loving Saviour,
Who now is watching from His dwelling place above;
Then I will praise Him with a nobler song,
Praise Him more fully for His love,
His matchless love.
2 Some golden daybreak I shall wake to find
Hush’d ev’ry discord, sorrows left behind,
And Him who loves me dearly I shall see
Waiting to open wide the pearly gates for me. [Refrain]
3 Tho’ often dreary is the homeward road,
Bright is its ending in the soul’s abode;
Tho’ long the darkness, bright the dawn will be,
For my Redeemer will be waiting there for me. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >