In the Sweet By and By

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1 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.

2 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. [Refrain]

3 To our bountiful Father above
We will offer our tribute of praise
For the glorious gift of His love
And the blessings that hallow our days. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #610

Author: Sanford Fillmore Bennett

Sanford Fillmore Bennett was born in Eden, New York, 21 June 1836. He and his parents moved to Plainfield, Illinois when he was two years old. He worked on the farm and attended district school during the winter. He was a voracious reader. At sixteen he entered Waukegon Academy. Two years later he began teaching at Wauconda. In 1858 he entered the University of Michigan, Afterward he had charge of the schools in Richmond, Illinois. Two years later he resigned and became Associate Editor of the Independent at Elkhorn, Wisconsin. In 1864 he enlisted in the Wisconsin Volunteers and served as Second Lieutenant. After the war he returned to Elkhorn and opened a drug store and began the study of medicine. He graduated from Rush Medical College in… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a land that is fairer than day, And by faith we can see it afar
Title: In the Sweet By and By
Author: Sanford Fillmore Bennett (1868)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the sweet by and by
Notes: Spanish title: See "Hay un mundo feliz más álla by Henry Godden Jackson; Swahili translations: See "Nchi nzuri yametameta", See "Nyimbo na tuziimbe tena"
Copyright: Public Domain



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