Sweet Resting By and By

We'll lay our heavy burdens down

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [We'll lay our heavy burden down]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’ll lay our heavy burden down,
By and by,
By and by;
Exchange the cross for the golden crown,
By and by.

Refrain:
There’ll be sweet resting by and by,
By and by, by and by,
Sweet, sweet resting by and by.

2 We’ll sing with all the ransom’d there,
By and by,
By and by;
And swell our praise on the balmy air,
By and by. [Refrain]

3 We’ll be with Jesus where He is,
By and by,
By and by;
A home more brightly fair than this,
By and by. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #48

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We'll lay our heavy burdens down
Title: Sweet Resting By and By
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: There'll be sweet resting

Timeline

Instances

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Honey Out of the Rock #48Page Scan
Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #48TextAudioPage Scan
Jasper and Gold: A choice collection of song-gems for Sunday-Schools, social meetings, and times of refreshing #67Page Scan
Popular Hymns #d258
Popular Hymns Revised #d276
Popular Hymns: revised for the Work and Worship of the Church Sunday School. #d273
Songs of Praises, for Use in Revival Meetings #d89
The Standard Church Hymnal #626Page Scan
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