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.