Scripture Verse

The dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who 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 4:16–17


Words: Ar­ranged from Will­iam Luff in Hymns of the Se­cond Com­ing of Our Lord Je­sus Christ, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1911), page 158.

Music: Thalberg Sig­is­mond Thal­berg (1812–1871) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Luff or Thal­berg (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


He’s coming in the morning!
We’ve seen His herald star;
Away toward the eastward
Are gleamings from afar;
He’s coming, surely coming,
The night has lasted long;
We have His blessèd promise,
We sing with faith our song.

He’s coming in the morning,
To waken all who sleep!
His servants who are resting
In earth and mighty deep;
He’s coming, surely coming,
The dead in Christ shall rise;
In resurrection garments
They’ll meet Him in the skies.

He’s coming in the morning,
The dawning draweth nigh;
Believers shall be gathered
To yonder home on high;
He’s coming, surely coming,
Then we shall with Him reign,
Be changed into His likeness;
He’s coming back again.