When I shall come to the end of my way

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [When I shall come to the end of my way]
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1 When I shall come to the end of my way,
When I shall rest at the close of life's day,
When "Welcome home" I shall hear Jesus say,
O that will be sunrise for me!

Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise in glory is waiting for me;
Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise with Jesus for eternity.

2 When in His beauty I see the great King,
Join with the ransomed His praises to sing,
When I shall join them my tribute to bring,
O that will be sunrise for me! [Chorus]

3 When life is over and daylight is past,
In heaven's harbor my anchor is cast,
When I see Jesus my Savior at last,
O that will be sunrise for me! [Chorus]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #581

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I shall come to the end of my way
Title: Sunrise
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: Public Domain



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