'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.

Refrain
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, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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The Cyber Hymnal #6979
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Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bright Jewels for the Sunday School: a new collection of Sunday School songs written expressly for this work, many of which are the latest compositions of William B. Bradbury... #41Page Scan
Christian Songs: for the Sunday School #97Page Scan
Gospel Hymns No. 4 #d113
Harvest Bells No.3 #d98
One Hundred Select Gospel Hymns from Gospel Hymns Consolidated #d78
Our Glad Hosanna #d290
Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d288
Precious Hymns #448Page Scan
Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #284Page Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #284
Select Gems: a choice collection of popular hymns and music for use in prayer meetings, the home and Sunday schools #230Page Scan
Song Land Melodies #d182
Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d221
Spiritual hymns of worship #d499
Sunday School Hymns. New and improved ed. #d73
Sweet Fields of Eden for the Sabbath School #d103
The Cyber Hymnal #6979TextScoreAudio
The Silver Spray: a New and Choice Collection of Popular Sabbath School Music #d158
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