Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts

Norm Walker

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (The Original Hymn)

(Ada Habershon/ Charles H. Gabriel) (arranged by Norman G. Walker)

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

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
There’s 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 those hymns they taught you
Or are the songs of earth your choice? … Chorus

You can picture happy gatherings,
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 circle has been broken,
Will it be complete one day? … Chorus 2x

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