Scripture Verse

The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16


Aldine S. Kieffer (1840–1904)

Words: Pos­si­bly by Al­dine S. Kief­fer (1840–1904).

Music: C. R. Street (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, Street’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


In the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing
We will see the Sav­ior com­ing,
And the sons of God a-shout­ing
In the king­dom of the Lord.


When the trump of God shall sound,
When the trump of God shall sound,
It shall wake the sleep­ing na­tions,
When the trump of God shall sound!
The dead in Christ shall rise,
The dead in Christ shall rise.

We feel the ad­vent glo­ry
While the vi­sion seems to tar­ry,
We will com­fort one an­oth­er
With the words of Ho­ly Writ.


By faith we can dis­cov­er
That our war­fare’ll soon be ov­er,
And we’ll short­ly hail each oth­er
On fair Hea­ven’s hap­py shore.


We will tell the plea­sing story
When we meet our friends in glo­ry,
And we’ll keep our­selves all rea­dy
For to hail the heav’n­ly King.