In the Glory, By and By

Though our path be rough and thorny

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Tho' our path be rough and thorny]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Tho’ our path be rough and thorny,
And it be a toilsome way,
‘Tis our Father who is leading;
He will help us day by day.
Tho’ the clouds now overshadow,
He will sweep them from the sky,
And the gloom will be forgotten
In the glory, by and by.

Chorus:
At the breaking of the day,
Oh how brightly grows the way,
Out of shadows into light,
Into day without a night,
All the gloom will be forgotten
In the glory, by and by.

2 Tho’ the shepherd may not lead us
Always into pastures green,
And the kindness of his dealings
Be not always clearly seen,
Still our spirits never falter
For we trust that he is nigh,
And will lead us from thee gloaming
Into glory, by and by. [Chorus]

3 In the valley of the shadow
Clouds may hide the shining sun,
But his presence there shall cheer us
‘Till the victory is won.
And upon the wings of angels,
Borne with shouts of joy on high,
We shall think no more of darkness
In the glory, by and by. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #164

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Though our path be rough and thorny
Title: In the Glory, By and By
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: At the breaking of the day
Copyright: Public Domain

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