Scripture Verse

The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4:1–17

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Hal­dor Lil­le­nas, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs and So­los, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ster­ling Mu­sic, 1917) (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ri­chard Hains­worth, one of Lil­le­nas’ pseu­do­nyms.

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Haldor Lillenas
1885–1959

Lyrics

When the trump of God shall sound,
From the lone­ly grave and mound,
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise;
From the grave for­ev­er free,
Clothed with im­mor­ta­li­ty,
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise.

Refrain

On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise,
And to­ge­ther meet the Sav­ior in the skies,
From the grave for­ev­er free,
Clothed with im­mor­ta­li­ty,
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise.

Martyred mill­ions who were slain,
Shall come forth with Christ to reign—
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise;
Patriarchs and sag­es old
Will arise from dust and mold,
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise.

Refrain

Those who left us years ago,
We shall meet again and know—
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise;
Death has lost its dread­ed sting,
With tri­um­phant joy we sing,
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise.

Refrain

If the Lord should come to­day,
With a thrill our hearts can say,
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise;
For the liv­ing who re­main,
Shall be caught up with­out pain,
On the re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing we shall rise.

Refrain