Scripture Verse

I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Revelation 22:16

Introduction

portrait
Henry J. E. Holmes
(1852–1938)

Words: Ma­ry E. Max­well, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain, new & en­larged ed­i­tion (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, 1902), num­ber 411.

Music: Der­ry (Holmes) Hen­ry J. E. Holmes (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Max­well (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Holmes, would you ?

Lyrics

In the East is morning breaking,
Faintly glimmering from afar;
Gladdening eyes that wait the rising
Of the Bright and Morning Star;
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
Wilt Thou soon to us appear?

Oh! we praise Thee for Thy coming
Once in lowliness and pain
To redeem from sin’s pollution,
Freeing us from Satan’s chain;
But how gladly! But how gladly!
We will see Thee come again.

By Thy Holy Spirit’s teaching,
Calvary’s healing streams we know;
Blood to pardon—purifying
Sin-stained hearts made white as snow;
But Thy fullness! But Thy fullness,
Thou wilt in Thy glory show.

Thou art coming, blessèd Master;
Days and moments speed apace,
Soon will cease earth’s day of service,
Soon we’ll see Thee face to face;
Are we ready, are we ready
For that day of crowning grace?

Vainly human thought can picture
What that day to us will be;
Who have welcomed full salvation,
Let Thee cleanse and sanctify;
Then Thy beauty, then Thy beauty
Will each longing satisfy.