We Shall Meet By and By

Words by the Rev. J. Atkinson Music by Hubert P. Main

"We shall meet beyond the river, by and by, by and by; And the darkness shall be over, by and by, by and by."

John Atkinson, D. D., a Methodist minister, wrote this hymn on the death of his mother, in 1867. This is another instance of a hymn being written out of a deep and special heart-felt experience, and like gold, the best comes from the greatest depth.