Scripture Verse

When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive an unfading crown of glory. 1 Peter 5:4

Introduction

Words: James K. Blank­en­beck­ler, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: Breth­ren Pub­lish­ing House, 1898), num­ber 142.

Music: George W. Ba­con (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Blank­en­beck­ler or Ba­con (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

All our sorrows soon shall end
By and by, by and by;
And we’ll be saved from all our sin
By and by;
From youth until old age
May we follow in His way,
And with glory crown the day,
By and by.

Refrain

By and by, by and by;
And with glory crown the day
By and by;
By and by, by and by;
And with glory crown the day
By and by.

We shall meet with loved ones there
By and by, by and by;
And then the bliss of Heaven share
By and by;
Our Redeemer bids us come,
And He’ll lead us safely home,
And His blessings ever share
By and by.

Refrain

We shall sing on yon bright shore
By and by, by and by,
Our songs of praise forevermore,
By and by;
From sin to set us free,
May we trust, O Lord, in Thee—
Save us thro’ eternity
By and by.

Refrain