We shall meet beyond the river, bye and bye

We shall meet beyond the river, bye and bye

Author: John Atkinson (1867)
Tune: [We shall meet beyond the river]
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1 We shall meet beyond the river,
By and by, by and by;
And the darkness will be over,
By and by, by and by;
With the toilsome journey done,
And the glorious battle won,
We shall shine forth as the sun,
By and by, by and by.

2 We shall strike the harps of glory,
By and by, by and by;
We shall sing redemption's story,
By and by, by and by;
And the strains for evermore
Shall resound in sweetness o'er
Yonder everlasting shore,
By and by, by and by.

3 We shall see and be like Jesus,
By and by, by and by;
Who a crown of life will give us,
By and by, by and by;
And the angels who fulfill
All the mandates of His will
Shall attend, and love us still,
By and by, by and by.

4 When with robes of snowy whiteness,--
By and by, by and by;
And with crowns of dazzling brightness,
By and by, by and by;
There, our storms and perils past
And with glory ours at last,
We'll possess the kingdom vast,--
By and by, by and by.

5 There our tears shall all cease flowing,
By and by, by and by;
And with sweetest rapture knowing,
By and by, by and by,--
All the blest ones, who have gone
To the land of life and song,--
We, with shoutings shall rejoin
By and by, by and by.

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #167

Author: John Atkinson

Atkinson, John, D.D., born at Deerfield, New Jersey, Sept. 6, 1835, and educated for the Ministry, which he now exercises in the American Methodist Episcopal Church. His very popular hymn, "We shall meet beyond the river," was written in Jan., 1867. It appeared in Bright Jewels (to music composed for it in Feb. 1867 by Hubert P. Main), in 1869, No. 43, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines. From thence both words and music passed into I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 109. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: We shall meet beyond the river, bye and bye
Author: John Atkinson (1867)
Copyright: Public Domain

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