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

Introduction

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Laura B. Hunter
1860–1942

Words: Lau­ra B. Hunt­er, in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Georg­ia & Dal­las, Texas: A. J. Sho­wal­ter & Sho­wal­ter-Pat­ton, 1923), num­ber 76.

Music: Vol­ney V. Har­ris­on (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Har­ris­on (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Sweetly I am thinking of a morning bright,
When the gloomy shadows flee before the light,
When the Sav­ior’s glo­ry fills the earth and skies,
Then shall wondrous beauty greet our waking eyes.

Refrain

In the morning, in the morning,
When He bids His saints arise;
O the glo­ry, O the beauty,
That shall greet our waking eyes.

Resurrection morning, glo­ri­ous and grand,
Happy they who shall be placed at His right hand;
Great will be the gladness, deep the sweet surprise;
Then shall wondrous beauty greet our waking eyes.

Refrain

Brother, are you rea­dy for that blessèd day?
Have you made the ris­en Lord your guide and stay?
Welcome then, bright morning, when He bids us rise;
Then shall wondrous beauty greet our waking eyes.

Refrain