This is another of those spiritual type songs that I grew up knowing – I just didn’t know its provenance, as the terminology goes. I see from my notes in the book that I did perform this song from the book in my country church during my growing up days. It was obviously a family piece then, with the parts of the chorus being sung by different family members. Perhaps someday I will record it in full parts, but for today, it is going to be impromptu unison and duet.
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 will offer the tribute of praise,
For the glorious gift of his love,
And the blessing that hallow our days!