Scripture Verse

Until the day break, and the shadows flee away. Song of Solomon 4:6


Ada R. Habershon

Words: Ada R. Ha­ber­shon, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs and So­los, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ster­ling Mu­sic, 1917).

Music: Guay­a­quil George C. Steb­bins, 1917 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George C. Stebbins


Till the day break and the shadows flee away,
Waiting for the shining of the sun’s first ray;
Looking for the brightness that proclaims Him near,
Longing for the Presence which has grown so dear.


Till the day break and the shadows flee away,
Till the day break when He comes again for me;
Till the day break and the shadows flee away,
Longing for the moment when His face I see.

Through the hours of darkness, waiting for the light,
For the cloudless sunrise that will end the night;
Watching for the morning when our Lord shall come,
And His voice will call us to the heavenly home.


Many of His waiting ones in Him now sleep,
Till the night be over, earth their dust will keep;
But at day break, they from out their graves shall rise,
And with all His people meet Him in the skies.


He is waiting patiently for that bright day,
When the earthborn shadows will have fled away;
When He will receive us to Himself at last—
No more separation, sin and sorrow past.