Scripture Verse

Look up, and lift your heads, for your redemption is near. Luke 21:28


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 799. Joy at the Com­ing of Christ.

Music: Abid­ing Grace John S. Camp, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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

John S. Camp (1858–1946)


Lift up your heads, ye saints, and see,
The wished-for day is come;
Jesus des­cends in ma­jes­ty,
To lead His fol­low­ers home.

His cha­ri­ot wheels no more de­lay,
Rejoice, ye cho­sen ones;
He comes to call His saints away,
And bring from far His sons.

He is your Sav­ior and your king,
Shout then with cheer­ful voice;
To Him your loud ho­san­nas sing,
Who bids your hearts re­joice.