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  "In My Life / If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven" ~ Jen Maurer & Jodi Spencer (May 13, 2018)

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In My Life / If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven

There are places I remember all my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better some are lost and some remain

All these places have their moments with people and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living but in my life I loved them all

But of all these friends and loved ones there is no one compares with you
And as memories lose their meaning when I think of love as something new

Though I know I'll never lose affection for people and friends that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them but in my life I loved you more

Soon we'll come to the end of life's journey
And perhaps we'll never meet anymore
'Til we gather in Heaven's bright city
Far away on that beautiful shore

If we never meet again this side of Heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There's another meeting place somewhere in Heaven
By the beautiful river of life

Where the charming roses bloom forever
Separations come no more
If we never meet again this side of Heaven
I will meet you on that beautiful shore

   Written by: Albert Edward Brumley (October 29, 1905 – November 15, 1977) was an American shape note music composer and publisher, prolific in the genre of southern gospel.

Albert Brumley wrote "If We Never Meet Again" during WWII when young men he knew would go off to fight and never return. During those years it became a comfort for families who lost loved ones in the war.

Brumley attended the Hartford Musical Institute in Hartford, Arkansas, and sang with the Hartford Quartet. He went on to teach at singing schools in the Ozarks, and lived most of his life in Powell, Missouri. He recorded "I’ll Fly Away" (one of his most popular songs) in 1931. He worked for 34 years a staff writer for the Hartford and Stamps/Baxter publishing companies, then founded the Albert E. Brumley & Sons Music Company and Country Gentlemen Music, and bought the Hartford Music Company. He wrote over 800 Gospel and other songs during his life; the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame inducted him in 1970.