Scripture Verse

The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James 5:8

Introduction

Words: Gran­ville Jones, 1895.

Music: Ca­bo San Lu­cas Eph­ra­im M. Dout­hit (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Weary hands will cease from labor,
Folded, they at rest will lie,
For we have a burden bearer,
And His coming draweth nigh.

Refrain

Yes, the weary night is passing,
Dawn is breaking in the sky;
We shall hail the glad tomorrow,
For His coming draweth nigh.

Sorrow will not last forever,
Tears not always dim the eye;
Jesus is our consolation,
And His coming draweth nigh.

Refrain

Pain is not our lasting portion,
Balm descendeth from on high,
For we have a great Physician,
And His coming draweth nigh.

Refrain

Death is not to be eternal,
Tho’ we all are doomed to die;
Jesus is the resurrection,
And His coming draweth nigh.

Refrain