Sweet By and By 500
Tune: Joseph Philbrick Webster, 1867; Arranged by Wilson Marion Cooper, 1907
Lyrics: Sanford Fillmore Bennett, 1867
Meter: 9s (9,9,9,9)
There's a land that is fairer than day,
And by faith we shall 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.
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 blessings of rest.
To our bountiful Father above,
We will offer our tribute of praise,
For the glorious gift of His Son,
And the blessings that hallow our days.