A favourite hymn

This past week, one of the residents asked if I had -on CD or cassette – the song ‘Sweet By and By’. Alas, I do not- or not that I have found to this point of time. However, enough of the residents figured they knew it well enough for us to try to sing it together. Surprising how many did know the words! It is a hymn that was sung fairly often in church when I was younger; haven’t heard it for years though. And I think that is a sad reality. As we draw closer to the “end of life”, we need reminders of the joys awaiting us, This is a song that does just that. Won’t sing it for you, but will share the words.

There’s a land that is fairer than day, and by faith we can see it afar,

For the Father waits over the way to prepare us a dwelling place there.

In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore,

in the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore.

We shall sing on that beautiful shore, the melodious  songs of the blest,

and our spirits shall sorrow no more, not a sigh for the blessing of rest…

To our bountiful Father above, we offer our tribute of praise,

for the glorious gift of His love, and the blessings that hallow our days.

In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore,

in the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore.

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