Scripture Verse

Jesus, who has been taken up from you into Heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into Heaven. Acts 1:11

Introduction

Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, in Hymns of the Se­cond Com­ing of Our Lord Je­sus Christ, ed­it­ed by Bai­lie Brown & Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1911), num­ber 14.

Music: Charles M. Ac­ker­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a pho­to of Ac­ker­man, or a bet­ter one of Mar­tin, would you ?

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Civilla D. Martin
1866–1948

Lyrics

Lyrics

He may come in the early morning,
He may come at the noontide hour;
Our Redeemer is surely coming,
Clothed with glory and matchless power.

Refrain

He is coming, surely coming,
Coming as He once ascended to the sky;
O be ready for that time,
For the glory, grand, sublime,
For the coming of the Savior draweth nigh.

He may come when the shades of evening
Mark the time of the setting sun;
Are you ready to meet the Savior?
Will He greet you with His “well done”?

Refrain

Our Redeemer is surely coming,
Not as Savior, the cross to bear;
But as king of eternal ages;
Are you ready to meet Him there?

Refrain