It may be far, it may be near

It may be far, it may be near

Author: Unknown
Tune: [It may be far, it may be near]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 It may be far, it may be near,
There is a hope, there is a fear,
But in the future waiting, I
Shall Jesus see, yes, "by and by."

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
But in the future waiting, I
Shall Jesus see, yes, "by and by."

2 Impatient soul, and murmuring heart,
Your murmuring cease and bear your part
Of pain and labor on life's road,
For soon 'twill lead thee to thy God.

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
There's pain and labor on life's road,
But soon 'twill lead thee to thy God.

3 Yes, "by and by" will soon be now,
And God will wipe each tear-stained brow;
The Lamb shall feed them from the throne,
To living fountains lead his own.

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
The Lamb shall feed them from the throne,
To living fountains lead his own.

4 O verdant fields! O shining shore!
The Lamb of God spreads wide the door;
Ah, golden city, surely I
Shall see thy glories "by and by."

By and by, yes, by and by,
By and by, yes, by and by;
Ah, golden city! surely I
Shall see thy glories "by and by."

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #84

Author: Unknown

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It may be far, it may be near
Author: Unknown
Refrain First Line: By and by, yes, by and by

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Good News : or songs and tunes for Sunday schools, Christian associations, and special meetings #6Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #94
Gospel Praise Book: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions #94Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #906Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #906Page Scan
Hymns New and Old, No. 2: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #152Page Scan
New Life: or, Songs and Tunes for Sunday-Schools, Prayer Meetings, and Private Occasions #15Page Scan
Prayer and Praise: or Hymns and Tunes for Prayer Meetings, Praise Meetings, Experience Meetings, Revivals, Missionary Meetings and all special occasions of Christian work and worship #43Page Scan
Songs of Glory, No.2: a collection of beautiful songs for Sunday Schools and the Family Circle #86Page Scan
The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #84TextAudioPage Scan
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #8Page Scan
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #364Page Scan
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #253Page Scan



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