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: F. J. At­kin­son, in Hymns of the Se­cond Com­ing of Our Lord Je­sus Christ, ed­it­ed by Bai­lie Brown & Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1911), num­ber 64.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know At­kin­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Lyrics

Once a man of sorrows, pierced His hands and brow,
Now in glory seated, to Him angels bow.
Once a helpless infant, once a tender youth,
Then a mighty captain, girded with the truth.

Refrain

He’s coming back again, He’s coming back again;
He suffered here, but reigns up there;
He’s coming back again;
He’s coming back again, He’s coming back again;
He suffered here, but reigns up there;
He’s coming back again.

Once He suffered hunger, weariness and shame;
Then He’ll come in triumph, all shall own His name.
Once a man rejected, by the world cast out,
Then on clouds of glory, hailed by angels’ shout.

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Once His path was lonely, none to cheer His way,
Hosts of saints attend Him on that coming day.
Once exposed to sinners’ spitting, scorn and jeer,
Kings and mighty captains then shall flee in fear.

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Once He wore a thorn crown, then a kingly crown,
Then His royal scepter every land shall own.
Once they crucified Him, falsely charged with wrong,
Then with saints in triumph—He their only song.

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