Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "Will the Circle Be Unbroken? " lyrics, Ada Ruth Habershon (January 8, 1861-February 1, 1918),
was born in St. Marylebone, London, England and
achieved fame as a poet and hymn writer. Ada Habershon wrote over 200 Gospel songs.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken? ", Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (August 18, 1856-September 15, 1932),
was born in Wilton, Iowa, United States and
became famous as a Church organist, teacher, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Ada Ruth Habershon (January 8, 1861
to February 1, 1918)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (August 18, 1856 to
September 15, 1932)
Hymn Category: Catholic Songs
First Line of Hymn: "There are loved ones in the glory, Whose dear forms you often miss"
First Publication Date:
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Lyrics
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?
Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
In 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 Savior
Now they dwell with Him above.
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?
You can picture happy gatherings
Round the fireside long ago,
And you think of tearful partings,
When they left you here below:
One by one their seats were emptied,
One by one they went away;
Here the circle has been broken
Will it be complete one day?