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Will the circle be broken

When the dawn of eternity shall appear

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [When the dawn of eternity shall appear]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the dawn of eternity shall appear,
When the songs of the ransomed fall on our ear,
Shall we meet our departed in garments fair,
Or will the circle be broken over there?

Refrain:
Will the circle be broken over there?
Will the circle be broken over there?
When the Savior shall gather His loved ones home,
Will the circle be broken over there?

2 When we gather at last round the great white throne,
When the King in His beauty His bride shall own,
Will our loved ones the wedding robe spotless wear,
Or will the circle be broken over there? [Refrain]

3 Father, mother and brothers and sisters dear,
Those we tenderly cherished and loved while here,
They the crowns of the purified them shall wear,—
Or will the circle be broken over there? [Refrain]

4 Friends who never forsook us while here below,
In that land of the glorified we shall know,
Shall they with us the rapture of heaven share,
Or will the circle be broken over there? [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #91

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the dawn of eternity shall appear
Title: Will the circle be broken
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Will the circle be broken over there

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Instances

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #91

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #91

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #164

Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d233

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Tabernacle Hymns No. 2 #253

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The Tabernacle Hymns #130

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