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 or Ba­con (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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