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No more goodbyes

Representative Text

1. We shall meet beyond the skies,
Some sweet day, some sweet day;
Gaze no more in tearful eyes,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.

Refrain:
We shall clasp our own again,
Free from sorrow, sin, and pain;
We shall wish no more in vain,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.

2. There will be no vacant chair,
Some sweet day, some sweet day,
Nor a mourning circle there,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.

Refrain:
Death shall hear its note of doom,
Christ shall burst the sealed tomb,
Dust shall wake in beauty's bloom,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.

3. Winter's frost or summer's heat,
Some sweet day, some sweet day,
Make no harvest incomplete,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.

Refrain:
Eden bloom is ev'rywhere,
Fadeless flow'rs perfume the air,
Christ Himself the sunlight fair,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.

4. Mansion, crown, and harp of gold,
Some sweet day, some sweet day;
Songs that never shall grow old,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.

Refrain:
Joy shall bid farewell to Care,
Praise shall sing no more with Prayer,
Love shall lead us, over there,
Some sweet day, some sweet day.



Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #872

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We shall meet beyond the skies
Title: No more goodbyes
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: We shall meet where unfading beauty lies

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Christ in Song #d625

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Christ in Song #872

Messenger of Song #d217

The Gospel Messenger, a New Song Book #d183

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