Scripture Verse

Looking forward to a better home in Heaven. Hebrews 11:16


Words & Music: A. H. Gor­ham, in The Gos­pel Awak­en­ing, ed­it­ed by Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: F. A. Black­mer, 1888), num­ber 175 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Gor­ham’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Duet—So­pra­no and Te­nor

Tho’ the pathway seemeth dark and dreary,
As in sadness we are waiting for the dawn,
There is hope and comfort for the weary,
Better days are coming on.


Better days are coming on;
Better days are coming on;
Better days, better days,
Better days are coming, coming on;

Better days! when naught of sin and sorrow
Shall abide with those whose pilgrimage is done;
When the night shall yield to golden morrow—
Better days are coming on.


Better days! O sweet the song in glo­ry,
When the vic­to­ry and crown of life are won,
And we sing re­demp­tion’s wondrous story,
In the days soon coming on.