The beautiful time to come

There's a beautiful time to come to the weary

Author: Emma M. Johnston
Tune: [There's a beautiful time to come to the weary]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a beautiful time to come,
To the weary of heart and sad,
When the feet at the riverside
Shall be staid at the eventide,
And the burdens laid aside,
In the beautiful time to come.

Refrain:
In the beautiful time,
In the beautiful time,
In the beautiful time to come;
We shall rest alway, thro’ eternal day,
In the beautiful time to come.

2 In the beautiful time to come,
There is fullness of joy in store,
When each sorrow shall pass away
As the mist at the opening day,
And ours songs be heard for aye,
In the beautiful time to come. [Refrain]

3 In the beautiful time to come,
The time of the gath’ring home,
When the tears shall fall no more
From the eyes that wept of yore,
And the feet shall press that shore,
In the beautiful time to come. [Refrain]

4 O the beautiful time to come!
The time by the seers foretold,
When the loved shall meet once more,
When we hear the bending oar,
And cross to the other shore,
In the beautiful time to come. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #45

Author: Emma M. Johnston

Born: October 18, 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: February 15, 1904, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Robert Elliott Johnston and Grace Acheson Johnston, Emma was baptized at the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended different churches in Philadelphia, including Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, where composer William Kirkpatrick also worshipped. She worked as a school teacher, and McElroy’s 1873 Directory of Philadelphia listed her as an authoress. After her elder sister, Esther Elliott Johnston Boyd, was widowed, the two sisters moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, and later to Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where they shared a house. --www.hymntime.com/… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful time to come to the weary
Title: The beautiful time to come
Author: Emma M. Johnston
Refrain First Line: In the beautiful time

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