Scripture Verse

Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? Isaiah 44:8

Introduction

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Flora H. Cassel
1852–1911

Words: Eli­za H. Mor­ton, in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 4, ed­it­ed by Edw­in O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1894), num­ber 36, alt.

Music: Flo­ra H. Cas­sel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza H. Morton
1852–1916

Lyrics

Do you hear the mighty clashing
Of the thoughts of men of power?
Do you see the omens thickening
Of a crisis every hour?
What is this? and what the other?
Why this strange unrest abroad?
Ah, the signs foretell the coming,
Yes, the coming of the Lord.

Refrain

Oh, the coming, oh the coming,
All the signs foretell the coming,
Yes, the coming of the Lord.
Oh, the coming, oh the coming,
All the signs foretell the coming,
Yes, the coming of the Lord.

All the plans of social schemers,
All the struggles of the years,
All the odes of poet dreamers
Are obscured with doubts and fears.
And the world is waiting, breathless,
For an evolution vast:
Wrought in God, and like an anchor,
In a mighty current cast.

Refrain

What the outcome of the conflict?
What the end, ah, who can say?
We may read in living letters,
We may know, yea, know today!
More than mortal words proclaim it,
Revelations from our God,
All the signs foretell the coming,
Yes, the coming of the Lord.

Refrain