Scripture Verse

I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Revelation 3:10–12


Words: Su­san M. O. Hoff­man, 1883.

Music: San Jo­se Su­san M. O. Hoff­man, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan M. O. Hoffman


God is coming! God is coming!
Shout aloud the glad refrain;
Send the cry from town and city
To the village, hamlet, plain;
God is coming! hear the angels
Shout the tidings from above;
He will deluge our whole country
With His tidal wave of love.


God is coming! pass the watchword
All along the line today!
Every man be up on duty,
For Jehovah comes this way.

God is coming! God is coming!
Roll the notes of joy on high;
Every blood-bought son of Jesus,
Rally to your leader’s cry!
God is coming! God is coming!
Rub your rusty armor bright,
Gird your sword and shield about you,
And be ready for the fight.


God is coming! God is coming!
And the hosts of sin are strong;
We will meet them bravely, boldly,
And the fight will not be long.
God is coming! and before Him
Powers of darkness must give way;
God is coming! by His strong arm
We shall gain the victory.


God is coming! God is coming!
O lift up your hearts and pray!
In the fight ’twixt light and darkness
He will need strong arms today.
God is coming! falter never—
When the conflict here is done
You shall wear a crown of glory
In the kingdom of His Son.