Scripture Verse

When He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2


Words & Mu­sic: Jo­seph Har­ker (1880–1970) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Har­ker (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The day is fast approaching
When the Savior shall appear,
And every eye His glory shall behold;
The tokens of His coming
Fill the loyal heart with cheer
Though strife abounds and love is waxing cold.


We’ll see Him as He is,
And the brightness of His glory we shall share;
We’ll see Him as He is,
And the likeness of His image we shall bear.

In all His Father’s glory,
Clothed in majesty unveiled,
With myriads of the shining angel band,
The King descends triumphant
In whose might we have prevailed,
And all the ransomed rise at His command.


Oh, may we all as sons of light
Be watching unto prayer,
For surely our redemption draweth nigh;
With holy zeal and patient faith,
Let every soul prepare
To join the advent chorus in the sky.