The near tomorrow

O the changes, constant changes

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [O, the changes, constant changes]
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1 O, the changes, constant changes,
In our pilgrim life below;
Through the sunshine and the shadow,
Ever trusting, we must go;
But our faith beholds the gleaming,
And we hail the blessèd ray
Of a near and bright tomorrow,
That will never pass away.

O, the near and bright tomorrow:
What a meeting will be ours,
When we clasp our hands forever
In a vale of song and flowers.

2 Here are burdens we must carry
For ourselves and others, too;
But we have the Savior’s promise
That our strength He will renew.
Thro’ the many clouds that gather
We can see the dawning ray
Of a near and bright tomorrow,
That will never pass away. [Refrain]

3 When our pilgrim life is ended,
And we view the setting sun,
When the labors of the harvest
We have finished one by one,
O, the rapture, holy rapture;
O, the shout of glad surprise,
In the near and bright tomorrow,
When we ope our waking eyes. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9934

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the changes, constant changes
Title: The near tomorrow
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the near and bright tomorrow
Copyright: Public Domain



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