I will come again, and receive you unto Myself.@John 14:8

J. R. Smith, in Telling Jesus (Hudson, North Carolina: Teachers’ Music Publishing Company, 1922), number 10 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I have read how the Lord,
When a babe in Bethlehem,
In a humble manger cradle was lain;
What He bore for a world which
His love would not condemn,
And I learned that He is coming back again.

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He is coming back again,
And o’er the universe to reign;
He’s not coming back to die,
But will take us home on high,
Yes, our blessèd Lord is coming back again.

I have read how He died
On the cross of Calvary,
Where He shed His precious blood, and was slain;
He who preached to the poor, and
Who made the blind to see,
Told them He was surely coming back again.

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Then I read how the Lord,
When the thorn crown pressed His brow,
Asked forgiveness for the evil in men;
How He told His disciples
That He must leave them now,
But He promised He was coming back again.

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