I hear a song, a song so sweet

I hear a song, a song so sweet

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [I hear a song, a song so sweet]
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 I hear a song, a song so sweet,
I try all vainly to repeat
Its melody and feeling say
I’ll sing it if God wills some day.

Chorus:
Some day, some happy day to be,
My voice will learn its melody,
And I shall sing the song so sweet,
Of rest and Heav’n at Jesus’ feet.

2 Some day my journey will be done,
Earth will be lost and Heaven won;
And when the long rough way is trod
I shall behold the face of God. [Chorus]

3 Some day, I say, content to wait
The opening of the jasper gate,
Come soon or late that day will be
The dawn of endless rest to me. [Chorus]

4 When comes the time for me to go,
The homeward path I may not know,
But in God’s hand my own I’ll lay,
And He will lead me home some day. [Chorus]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10810

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

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First Line: I hear a song, a song so sweet
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Some day, some happy day to be

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