Scripture Verse

That ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
1840–1901

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, 1877. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as W. W. D., one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

Blessèd hope that in Je­sus is giv­en,
In our sorrow to cheer and sus­tain,
That soon in the man­sions of Hea­ven,
We shall meet with our loved ones again.

Refrain

Blessèd hope, bless­èd hope,
We shall meet with our loved ones again;
Blessèd hope, bless­èd hope,
We shall meet with our loved ones again.

Blessèd hope in the word God has spok­en,
All our peace by that word we ob­tain;
And as sure as God’s word was ne’er brok­en,
We shall meet with our loved ones again.

Refrain

Blessèd hope! how it shines in our sor­row,
Like the star over Beth­le­hem’s plain,
That it may be, with Him, ere the mor­row,
We shall meet with our loved ones again.

Refrain

Blessèd hope! the bright star of the morn­ing,
That shall her­ald His com­ing to reign;
Oh, the glo­ry that waits its fair dawni­ng,
When we meet with our loved ones again.

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