We Shall See the King Some Day

Though the way we journey may be often drear

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [Though the way we journey may be often drear]
Published in 70 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Tho' the way we journey may be often drear,
We shall see the King some day;
On that blessèd morning clouds will disappear;
We shall see the King some day.

Chorus:
We shall see the King some day,
We will shout and sing some day;
Gathered ’round the throne,
When He shall call His own,
We shall see the King some day.

2 After pain and anguish, after toil and care,
We shall see the King some day;
Thro' the endless ages joy and blessing share,
We shall see the King some day. (Chorus)

3 After foes are conquered, after battles won,
We shall see the King some day;
After strife is over, after set of sun,
We shall see the King some day. (Chorus)

4 There with all the loved ones who have gone before,
We shall see the King some day;
Sorrow past forever, on that peaceful shore,
We shall see the King some day. (Chorus)


Source: Favorite Hymns of Praise #498

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the way we journey may be often drear
Title: We Shall See the King Some Day
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We shall see the King some day
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7246
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Small Church Music #6267
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Sacred Selections for the Church #6

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Small Church Music #6267

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The Cyber Hymnal #7246

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