Scripture Verse

I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3


George W. Sederquist (1838–1921)

Words: R. F. Chalk, in The Gold­en Sheaf (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1902), num­ber 127.

Music: George W. Se­der­quist (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Chalk’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus is com­ing, shout the glad song,
Radiant with glo­ry, fair as the morn,
Down from His Fa­ther’s glo­ri­ous throne,
Coming in tri­umph, claim­ing His own.


Yes, He is com­ing, com­ing this way;
Surely He’s com­ing, ’tis most break of day;
Watching and wait­ing, life’s work all done,
Take us, dear Sav­ior, safe to our home.

None but the right­eous, robed in pure white,
Ever shall gaze on Him with de­light,
None but the ran­somed, spot­less and clean,
Ever shall in Christ’s king­dom be seen.


Loved ones who sleep in death’s cold em­brace,
Waiting in hope shall see His dear face,
When they awake from death and the grave,
Rise shout­ing, Vict’ry! Migh­ty to save.


O how our hearts will thrill with de­light,
When we are thro’ with earth’s drea­ry night,
Safe in the har­bor, life’s storms all past,
Jesus has come, and we’re home at last.