Will the circle be unbroken? (Charles H. Gabriel)

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Editor: Joris van der Herten (submitted 2015-04-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright © 2013 by Joris van der Herten
Arranger: Joris van der Herten

General Information

Title: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel
Lyricist: Ada R. Habersoncreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2013

Description: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" is a popular Christian hymn written in 1907 by Ada R. Habershon with music by Charles H. Gabriel. Arranged by Joris van der Herten.

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Original text and translations

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There are loved ones in the glory
Whose dear forms you often miss.
When you close your earthly story,
Will you join them in their bliss?

CHORUS:

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
Is a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?

In the joyous days of childhood
Oft they told of wondrous love
Pointed to the dying Saviour;
Now they dwell with Him above.

(Chorus)

You remember songs of heaven
Which you sang with childish voice.
Do you love the hymns they taught you,
Or are songs of earth your choice?

(Chorus)

You can picture happy gath'rings
Round the fireside long ago,
And you think of tearful partings
When they left you here below.

(Chorus)

One by one their seats were emptied.
One by one they went away.
Now the family is parted.
Will it be complete one day?

(Chorus)