On February 1, 1907, Ada R. Habershon passed away. When she was in her twenties, she sat under the ministry of Charles Spurgeon. On one of their visits to England, she was introduced to D. L. Moody and Ira Sankey who later convinced her to visit the United States where she taught Old Testament studies in various locations.
When she was on her thirties, Ada began to write hymns. She wrote her most famous one in 1907. It has become known as “Will the Circle be Unbroken” and has been sung in camp meetings, revivals and churches all across the United States.
Here 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?
Is a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?
As you and I journey through this lifetime, may our prayer be that our family circles will be unbroken. Above all of my ministry and personal goals, I desire that my wife and my three little girls will be by my side, worshipping our Savior in heaven someday, together. By the grace of God, I plan on doing everything I can to make that possible.
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