Some day the silver cord will break

Some day the silver cord will break,
And I no more as now shall sing;
But, O the joy when I shall wake
Within the presence of the King!
  And I shall see Him face to face,
And tell the story, saved by grace:
And I shall see Him face to face,
  And tell the story, saved by grace.
Some day my earthly house will fall,
I cannot tell how soon ’twill be,
But this I know—my All in all
Has now a place with Him for me.
Or some day when my Lord will come,
And called to meet Him I’ll be blest,
He then will say to me, “Well done,”
And I shall enter into rest.
Some day, till then I’ll watch and wait,
My lamp all trimmed and burning bright,
That when my Savior I will greet,
My faith will then be changed to sight.

Shanghai, China

Words cannot explain my joy when I hear this song.


Edmonton, AB, Canada

My paternal Grandpa's favourite song - too bad it's not in any hymnals anymore!

Dan Dela Rosa

Burbank, Ohio, United States

Last song my dad sang before went home to be with Jesus. I can't wait to get there.


Calgary, AB, Canada

WOW! I cry when I hear this song! THANK YOU!

Solomon Lawal

Lagos, Nigeria


Charles Jones

Albany, Georgia, United States

An old song I have sung for many years. I'm sure I heard my mother sing this and learned it from her.

The last line of the first verse:

"Within the palace of the King."

George Lonen

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Please where I can get instrumental CF for this song. I wanted to sing with background music. Absolutely beautiful. Glorious words. Many thanks.