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.


My maternal grandmother's favorite hymn. Loved hearing her sing it, and loved this elegant piano solo.

Judith Palmer

Ballajura, Western Australia, Australia

I just love this song. It always blesses me.

James Johnson

Waynesville, NC, United States

When I was a teenager my mother would play this song & many others & I would sing the two of us long into the night. I never realized for such a time as this would come but once. Then "I shall see Him face to face"! Hallelujah!

Warren Dunham

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Thanks very much for reminding us of this marvelous song. Many today are giving their lives for the Savior the wold over. WHAT A JOY AS THEY AWAKE IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR KING OF LIFE. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee the crown of life: Rev. 2:10.


Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

My favorite song!



I love this song it means a lot to me as I am currently through major health issues. I love Jesus so very much.

Alademomi Alfred

It always bring a re-assurance of hope, joy, splendid happiness the believer will have when eventually heaven is gained as the last home.

JMichal Montgomery

INDIAlantic, Florida, United States

Need this for the comfort and hope of a dear friend who has only recently lost his wife. She and he recently concluded their 50th anniversary in Hawaii, US and visited their daughter in celebration to share their joy. She took a hot tub soak, asking to fill the water with foam for a picture which her husband took. When he showed the family in the house all cam to congratulate her and she had expired in the interim in the tub, floating under water. God took her silently and quickly. Joy and sorrow often hug each other in such a simple and sudden departure to His Glorious Presence.


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!