Scripture Verse

This same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into Heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into Heaven. Acts 1:11


Civilla D. Martin

Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, in Hymns of the Se­cond Com­ing of Our Lord Je­sus Christ, ed­it­ed by Bai­lie Brown & Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1911), num­ber 98.

Music: W. Still­man Mar­tin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Stillman Martin



Cheer up, O believer, for the time is near:
The trumpet will soon be heard;
Be ready each moment, dry your falling tear:
Be ready to welcome your Lord.


He is coming again, surely coming again;
This same Jesus is coming again;
In the clouds He will appear,
And His coming draweth near,
He is coming forever to reign.

Cheer up, O believer, it will not be long:
Be watching and waiting here;
Be faithful in service, sing a joyful song:
The coming of Jesus draws near.


Cheer up, O believer, ’tis the victory hour:
We welcome the light of day;
The King of the ages soon will come in power,
To reign in His kingdom for aye.