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


Words & Mu­sic: W. A. Ber­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


If I should be living when Je­sus comes,
And could know the day and the hour,
I’d like to be standing at mother’s tomb
When Je­sus comes in His power.


’Twill be a wonderful, happy day,
Up there on the golden strand,
When I can hear Je­sus my Sav­ior say,
Shake hands with mother again.

I’d like to say, Mother, this is your boy,
You left when you went away;
And now, my dear mother, it gives me great joy
To see you again today.


There’s coming a time when I can go home
To meet my loved ones up there;
There I can see Je­sus upon His throne
In that bright city so fair.


There’ll be no more sorrow or pain to bear
In that home beyond the sky;
A glo­ri­ous thought when we all get there,
We ne­ver will say, goodbye.