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'Twill not be long, O toiling throng

'Twill not be long, O toiling throng

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: ['Twill not be long, O toiling throng]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 ‘Twill not be long, O toiling throng,
All clouds dispelled by perfect dawn,
O weary breast by care opprest,
‘Twill not be long, ‘twill not be long.

O joyful song,
O crystal gleam,
O shining strand, O glory land,
O gates of gold, O joy untold!

2 ‘Twill not be long till joy and song
Will banish tho’t of doubt and wrong,
When blinding grief will find relief,
‘Twill not be long, ‘twill not be long. [Refrain]

3 ‘Twill not be long, faint heart be strong,
The road we trod to God leads on,
Tho’ sorely tried by wind and tide,
‘Twill not be long, ‘twill not be long. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #164

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Twill not be long, O toiling throng
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: O joyful song, O crystal gleam
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