Scripture Verse

The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16


Laura B. Hunter (1860–1942)

Words: Lau­ra B. Hunt­er, in Sho­wal­ter’s Gos­pel Songs No. 3 (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1909).

Music: Ar­row­town Tho­mas B. Mos­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas B. Mosley (1872–1927)


There will come a day
When the Lord shall say
To the saints of earth, Arise!
With their wings un­furled,
They shall leave the world
For their man­sions in the skies.


O that great glad day, in His bright array,
We shall then behold the King!
O the joy our souls shall in Hea­ven know,
In that good and great glad day!

O I look aloft and I won­der oft
When that bless­èd day shall dawn,
It is hid­den yet, du­ty must be met,
So in faith I’m press­ing on.


In the shin­ing ranks,
Giving praise and thanks,
Sinner, don’t you want a place?
Turn to Je­sus now,
In con­tri­tion bow,
He’ll pre­pare you through His grace.


Bells of Hea­ven chime,
Usher in the time,
Come Thou, Christ, whom we adore;
Golden harps, ring out,
All ye saved men, shout,
Glory, glo­ry ev­er­more.