Triumph By and By

The prize is set before us

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [The prize is set before us] (Palmer)
Published in 97 hymnals

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1 The prize is set before us--
To win, our Lord implores us,
The eye of God is o'er us
From on high!
His loving tones are falling,
While sin is dark, appalling;
'Tis Jesus gently calling--
He is nigh.

Refrain:
By and by we shall meet Him,
By and by we shall greet Him,
And with Jesus reign in glory
By and by;
By and by we shall meet Him,
By and by we shall greet Him,
And with Jesus reign in glory
by and by.

2 We'll follow where He leadeth,
We'll pasture where He feedeth,
We'll yield to Him who pleadeth
From on high.
Then naught from Him shall sever,
Our hopes shall brighten ever,
And faith shall fail us never--
He is nigh. [Refrain]

3 Our home is bright above us,
No trials dark to move us,
But Jesus dear to love us
There on high;
We'll give Him best endeavor,
And praise His name forever;
His precious words can never,
Never die. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The prize is set before us
Title: Triumph By and By
Author: C. R. Blackall
Language: English
Refrain First Line: By and by we shall meet Him

Notes

The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, from whence it has passed into numerous collections, including I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, Lond., 1881.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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