'Twill not be long our journey here

'Twill not be long our journey here

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: ['Twill not be long, our journey here]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1. ’Twill not be long, our journey here;
Each broken sigh and falling tear
Will soon be gone, and all will be
A cloudless sky, a waveless sea.

Roll on, dark stream,
We dread not thy foam;
The pilgrim is longing for home, sweet home.

2. ’Twill not be long; the yearning heart
May feel its every hope depart,
And grief be mingled with its song;
We’ll meet again; ’twill not be long. [Refrain]

3. Though sad we mark the closing eye,
Of those we loved in days gone by,
Yet sweet in death their latest song—
We’ll meet again; ’twill not be long. [Refrain]

4. These checkered wilds, with thorns o’erspread,
Through which our way so oft is led—
This march of time, with truth so strong,
Will end in bliss; ’twill not be long. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6979

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Twill not be long our journey here
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Roll on, dark stream



The Cyber Hymnal #6979
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