Scripture Verse

We who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

Words: Charles A. Mc­Con­nell, in Bi­ble Songs of Sal­va­tion and Vic­to­ry (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Mar­tin W. Knapp, 1902), num­ber 70.

Music: Ed­gar Bur­kart (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Charles A. McConnell
1860–1955

Lyrics

Our king is coming back to reign,
Glory, hallelujah!
We’ll see His blessèd face again,
Glory, hallelujah!

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Glory! glo­ry! I’ll be there;
Rise to meet Him in the air;
And His kingdom I shall share,
Glory, hallelujah!

No more the Man of Sorrows, He,
Glory, hallelujah!
The world His majesty shall see,
Glory, hallelujah!

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White robes of right­eous­ness I’ll wear,
Glory, hallelujah!
To greet this coming king so fair,
Glory, hallelujah!

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All sin and death shall flee away,
Glory, hallelujah!
The kings of earth shall homage pay,
Glory, hallelujah!

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In His bright courts the blood-washed soul,
Glory, hallelujah!
His praise shall sing while ages roll,
Glory, hallelujah!

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