Scripture Verse

These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation. Revelation 7:14

Introduction

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William P. Mackay (1839–1885)

Words: Will­iam P. Mac­kay, 1878.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan (1840–1907)
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Lyrics

When we reach our Fa­ther’s dwell­ing,
On the strong eter­nal hills,
And our praise to Him is swell­ing
Who the vast cre­ation fills,
Shall we then recall the sad­ness,
And the clouds that hung so dim,
When our hearts were turned from hard­ness,
And our feet from paths of sin?

Refrain

Yes, we sure­ly shall re­mem­ber,
And His grace we’ll free­ly own,
For the love so strong and ten­der,
That re­deemed and brought us home.

When the paths of pray­er and du­ty,
And af­flict­ion all are trod,
And we wake and see the beau­ty
Of our Sav­ior and our God,
Shall we then recall the sto­ry
Of our mor­tal griefs and tears,
When on earth we sought the glo­ry
Wrestling oft with doubts and fears?

Refrain

And the way by which He brought us,
All the griev­ings that He bore,
All the pa­tient love that taught us,
We’ll re­mem­ber ev­er­more,
And His rest will be the dear­er,
As we think of wea­ry ways,
And His light will be the clear­er
As we muse on cloudy days.

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