Scripture Verse

We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

Words: Lew­is Cates, in Truth and Hope (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 181.

Music: An­do­ver (Ba­con) George W. Ba­con, 1919 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cates (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ba­con,

portrait
George W. Bacon
1868–1940

Lyrics

Soon our jour­ney will be ended,
Soon our tri­als will be o’er;
We shall dwell with Christ, our Sav­ior,
On the bright eter­nal shore.

Refrain

We shall meet our great Re­deem­er,
Songs of prais­es we shall sing,
Every soul with glad­ness thrill­ing,
In the pre­sence of our king.

We shall meet our friends and loved ones
Who are wait­ing at the door;
There’ll be ma­ny a hap­py meet­ing,
On the bright ce­les­ti­al shore.

Refrain

There the wick­ed cease from troub­ling,
There the wea­ry are at rest;
Free from pain and woe and sor­row,
We shall be for­ev­er blest.

Refrain