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By the way of the throne

Though 'tis hard to part from a friend that's dear

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Though 'tis hard to part from a friend that's dear]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Though ‘tis hard to part from a friend that’s dear,
And it costs a sigh and a falling tear;
Yet our hearts are thrilled with a thought of cheer,
We can meet by the way of the Throne.

Refrain:
When our pathways part and we walk alone,
We can kneel in pray’r at the Father’s Throne;
‘Tis the only place where our hearts can meet,
In a fellowship ever sweet.

2 By the distance veiled from our longing eyes,
Are the face and form that we deeply prize;
Yet this comfort comes like a glad surprise,
We can meet by the way of the Throne. [Refrain]

3 Though at times we whisper a sad farewell,
And we know a grief which we cannot tell,
There’s a sweet assurance that all is well,
We can meet by the way of the Throne. [Refrain]

4 Though we sometimes part from the one we love,
There’s a tender joy we can always prove;
We can pray for him as we look above,
We can meet by the way of the Throne. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #163

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Though 'tis hard to part from a friend that's dear
Title: By the way of the throne
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: When our pathways part and we walk alone
Copyright: Public Domain
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